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OPERATOR: Thank you, our next question is from Caleb Hellerman from CNN please go ahead.
CALEB HELLERMAN: Oh, hi, thanks so much for holding this briefing, it’s very interesting. Actually, I had two quick questions. One was, if you could elaborate a little bit on the surveillance that initially picked up the initial two cases? As I understand, there was some sort of pilot program where or testing that is not usually done and sort of wanted to find out more about that, actually that is my main question.
SCHUCHAT: Thank you, yes the first two cases that were detected came from special surveillance activities. One was at a naval research facility where a special diagnostic test was being detected or was being studied. And one was at CDCs collaboration with – it’s called the Border Infectious Disease Surveillance or Bids. Where we are really actively working U.S. and Mexico studying or evaluating infectious diseases along the border, in that setting we have been not just looking for influenza like illness but actually, actively testing to see whether influenza like illness is truly from one of the influenza viruses. And it was in those two contexts with actually more diagnostic testing then would happen in a routine clinic or office that the first two cases emerged. Next question.