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Medicine: Flu Outbreak #1041134

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The public health emergency in Boston from the deadly flu outbreak noted; map shown.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) The surge in flu cases examined. [Boston Public Health Commission executive director Dr. Barbara FERRER††- says in the last 2 weeks we’ve doubled our number.] [Lehigh Valley Hospital nurse Terry BURGER††- comments on treating milder illnesses in a tent to keep the emergency department functioning.] [Patient Alex COAN, mother Christine COAN††- comment on him getting sick despite getting a shot.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER††- explains why the vaccine is not protecting against a certain strain.] The severity of this flu season discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
LaPook, Jon

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