Who you gonna call? The CDC
Acting CDC Director Richard Besser said Thursday that the agency had added 50 people to answer telephones at its hotline, (800) CDC-INFO.
The agency has been receiving 4,000 calls a day, he said, adding that the hold time on calls has been reduced from 15 minutes a few days ago to 90 seconds now.
He said the agency has also been receiving 2,000 e-mails a day and 6 million to 8 million hits a day on its website.
-- Thomas H. Maugh II
Photo: Sharon Kimbrough of Las Vegas talks on her cellphone at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday. She was returning from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Credit: David Woo / Associated Press