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A Closer Look (Bird Flu) #804300

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) A closer look at a dangerous new flu strain introduced; WHO statistics cited. Statement from Senator Barack Obama quoted.

(Jakarta, Indonesia: Mark Litke) The lethal disease in Indonesia carried by poultry featured; scenes shown from Jakarta's isolation ward; details given about what is being done to deal with the outbreak in Indonesia as compared to what has been done in Thailand & Vietnam. [WHO epidemiologist Gina SAMAAN†- says there are widespread animal outbreaks in southeast Asia; outlines the risk factor.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The lack of confirmation of human-to-human transmission of bird flu noted.

Woodruff, Bob;
Litke, Mark

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