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Medicine: Swine Flu Outbreak #932930

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 18, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The spread of the swine flu H1N1 virus, especially in Japan, reported; scenes shown from Osaka; details given about the shutdown of more schools in New York City.

(Studio & New York: Jon LaPook) How the H1N1 virus is unique & the question of a vaccine examined; photo shown of a New York City assistant principal who died. [Vanderbilt University school of medicine Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- says it is unusual for the flu season to be so active & the virus is unusual; predicts it will come back in the fall.] [NYC health commissioner Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN†- talks about this flu.] [Mt. Sinai school of medicine Peter PALESE†- explains the animal research on the speed of transmission.]

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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