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Medicine: Flu Epidemic #1036896

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The widespread flu epidemic reviewed; map shown.

(Brooklyn: Gabe Gutierrez) The governor's declaration of a public health emergency in New York state featured; scenes shown from a Brooklyn E.R. and a free clinic in Boston. [In the hospital, mother Ashley CARAQUILLO‡, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Dr. Mari BENTLEY†, California pharmacy owner Don BLUMKIN†, CDC's Dr. Joe BRESEE†- talk about the flu epidemic.]

(Studio: Lester Holt; Plainsboro, New Jersey: Nancy Snyderman) The problems with the flu numbers, the role of the strange weather in spreading the virus and the importance of the flu vaccine discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Gutierrez, Gabe;
Snyderman, Nancy

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