ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) CDC (Centers for Disease Control) warning about the spread of "super germs" reported.
(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The concern that drug- resistant germs may crop up outside of hospitals discussed.
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Baltimore: Judy Muller) The "bug war" featured; details given of the program to track down super bugs, bacteria that have changed their structure to ward off antibiotics. [Sentry program's Dr. Ronald JONES - describes the fate of new antibiotics.] The presence of a new strain of bacteria that has developed a resistant to vancomycin detailed.
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