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Medicine: Swine Flu Outbreak #931030

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The global outbreak of swine flu noted; details given about the latest developments.

(New York: John McKenzie) The random spreading of the virus featured; details given about the first death in the US in Texas; map shown of the spread in the world & US. [WHO director general Dr. Margaret CHAN†- says all of human in under threat in a pandemic.] [Texas state health commissioner Dr. David LAKEY†- says the child was infected in Mexico.] [President OBAMA - urges health agencies to be vigilant.] [At an emergency meeting, CDC Dr. Richard BESSER - comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The meaning of pandemic level numbers; how most people are not at risk; what the head of WHO said about the threat & how governments are being warned discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The impact of the flu threat on school children reported; school closing statistics cited.

(New Braunfels, Texas: Ryan Owens) The school closings in Texas & Connecticut featured. [Connecticut mother Sarah KALLAJIAN†, California PARENT, Texas mother Resa COIT†, mother Tam NORRIS†- react.] [UPMC Center for Biosecurity Dr. Thomas INGLESBY†- comments on the debate over closing schools.]

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John;
Johnson, Tim;
Owens, Ryan

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