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Medicine: Polio Vaccine / Monkey Virus #184731

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) Questions about the polio vaccines used from 1955 to 1963, which may have been contaminated by the SV40 monkey virus, examined; scenes shown of kids getting the Salk vaccine; details given from the National Cancer Institute report on that virus and its possible link to cancer. [Baylor College of Medicine Janet BUTEL - comments on finding cancerous tumors.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Boston: Tim Johnson) The implications of the possible relationship of the monkey virus to tumors discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim;
McKenzie, John

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