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CDC Telebriefing: Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Friday, January 24, 2020

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Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Situation Summary

(Source:; January 24, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus response.

Nancy Messonnier, M.D., Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

10 a.m. ET Friday, January 24, 2020

Media: 800-857-9756
Non-Media: 888-795-0855
INTERNATIONAL: 1-212-287-1647

Important Instructions
Due to anticipated high volume, please plan to dial in to the telebriefing 15 minutes before the start time.

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:


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Page last reviewed: January 24, 2020

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