CNN Evening News for Saturday, Dec 13, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) New strains of the flu virus spreading & mutating faster than current vaccines can keep up with noted; statistics cited on the H3N2 and the poultry flu virus. Live telephone interview held with Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Paul Glezen about whether the flu is mutating into an unstoppable virus; anti-viral drugs listed. [GLEZEN – says we were surprised by the early arrival of the current variant; comments on the mutation & virulence of the virus; notes it takes 6 months to produce a vaccine once a strain is recognized; says don’t have enough doses; recommends anti-viral treatment if symptoms show up.]
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