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Medicine: Swine Flu Outbreak / Wilkinson Interview #930345

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 24, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A deadly outbreak of a swine flu virus in Mexico & the Southwest reported.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The flu cases in the US & Mexico that could become a pandemic reviewed. [CDC Dr. Richard BESSER†, "The Great Influenza" author John BARRY†- comment on the outbreak.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live telephone interview held with "Los Angeles Times" Mexico City bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson about the flu in Mexico. [WILKINSON - outlines what is happening in Mexico, where the schools have been shut down; comments on how the infected have been handled.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta) The seriousness of this swine flu with human-to-human transmission, how it is an emerging virus made up of several different viruses, the CDC criteria for a "pandemic," the medical investigation about it & the flu symptoms discussed. Other material: CNN video from Africa about bush meat taken from the forest. [Epidemiologist/virus hunter Dr. Nathan WOLFE†- talks about the dangers of a virus from a remote village being transferred to the rest of the world.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Sanjay, Anderson Cooper,

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