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Medicine: Swine Flu Outbreak / Mexico / Schuchat Interview #930922

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 26, 2009
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(Studio: Dan Harris) The latest developments in the swine flu outbreak & a map of sites outlined on screen. {Note: DTV transition message on screen from 5:33:30 to 5:34:30}

(Studio: John McKenzie) The spread of swine flu in the US reviewed; map of confirmed cases shown; details given about hygiene, incubation, foreign travel & the investigation of the source in Mexico. [CDC Dr. Richard BESSER†, Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO†- comment on the disease, the treatment drugs & the prognosis.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Report introduced.

(New York: Linsey Davis) The outbreak inside a New York City high school featured; scenes shown from St. Francis Prep. [St. Francis principal Brother Leonard CONWAY†, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†, NYC health commissioner Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN†, St. Francis student Alexa RENFROE†- comment on aspects of the swine flu in the city's school after they came back from Mexico.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Two new swine flu cases in California noted.

(Mexico City: Terry McCarthy) The impact of the swine flu virus on Mexico featured; scenes shown from a quiet Mexico City that has been virtually shut down; details given about the movement of the virus. [MAN, Dr. Frank ROSENGAUS†- comment on the flu.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Some facts about this new form of flu, how it can be treated & fears of death of infected people in the US reviewed.

(Studio: Dan Harris) Live interview held with CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat about the flu. [SCHUCHAT - expresses concern that things will get worse; states this is a new virus, so we don't know about immunity.]

Harris, Dan;
McKenzie, John;
Davis, Linsey;
McCarthy, Terry

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