NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 26, 1976
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(Studio) National Cntr. for Disease Control says 22 servicemen at Fort Dix, New Jersey, had swine flu. 1 died. World Health Org. now favors Gerald Ford inoculation plan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Atlanta, Georgia) Disease passed from humans to humans, not pigs to man. 1918-19 flu epidemic recalled. Some say Ford inoculation plan political motivated. Scientists at disease cntr. believe action proposed by Ford is valid. [Disease Control Cntr., Dr. Gary NOBLE - believes action must be taken now.] Procedure for manufacture of vaccine in eggs explained. Vaccine to cost $135 million. Rise in cost of chicken, due to egg use for vaccine, predicted.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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