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Medicine: Flu Outbreak #1040824

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The tent set up outside Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania to treat the overflow of flu patients shown; map shown.

(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The strain on hospitals from the flu outbreak featured; details given about the shutdown of emergency departments in Chicago. [St. Barnabas Hospital Dr. Ernest PATTI†- cites the increase since last year.] [Patient Lawrence JOHANSEN‡, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Charles POZNER††- describe symptoms.] Precautions for avoiding the flu and how to get information noted.

Williams, Brian;
Snyderman, Nancy

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