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Flu Cases / Mu / New Strain #244462

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 1976
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(Studio) Health representatives ask drug mfrs. to develop influenza vaccine in case of world epidemic. Swine flu virus discovered in US; may be like 1918 flu that killed 20 million in world; 500,000 in US. Report on mild flu cases.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore, MD) City hit hard by flu. Absenteeism noted. Flu cases doubled work load at MU General Hospital. [MD health department, Dr. Lawrence SCHONBURGER - cites increase in illness, but not deaths.] Army recruit at Fort Dix, New Jersey, dies of swine-type virus. Scientists at MD laboratory watch for this type and observe prevalent A-Victoria strain cases.

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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