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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Studio: Edie Magnus) Flu epidemic in Nashville, Tennessee, which forced schools there to close, featured; scenes shown of empty classrooms. [Nashville health director Fredia WADLEY - comments.] Map shown identifying states with outbreaks of influenza type A, or Beijing flu; fear that the flu will claim thousands of lives this winter noted. [CDC Dr. Walter GUNN - comments on flu outbreak, immunization.] Flu outbreaks in Houston and Kansas City, Missouri, noted. [STUDENT - comments on flu.] Danger of children contracting Reye's syndrome from taking aspirin while they have the flu mentioned. Discussion held about whether it's too late to get a flu shot.
- Magnus, Edie;
- Rather, Dan
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