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Medicine: Swine Flu / Herd Immunity / Hospital Treatment #949852

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) CDC report on those hospitalized by the H1N1 swine flu reported.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) Why H1N1 is more intense in the Southeast now & less so in areas with "herd immunity" featured. [CDC director Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN†- says influenza is widespread.] [New York City health commissioner Dr. Thomas FARLEY†, NYU Langone Medical Center medical chair Dr. Martin BLASER†- talk about the flu & immunity.] Why people everywhere need to get vaccinated discussed.

(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City: Mark Strassmann) The condition of swine flu patients in a crowded hospital in Oklahoma City featured; scenes shown from the hospital where Alexis Rodriguez, Leteasha Howard, Netasha Hart% & Tony Estlinbaum†† are being treated; details given about the high-risk groups. [The Children's Hospital Dr. Amanda BOGIE†- says we are swamped.] [H1N1 patients' parents Carolyn HOWARD†, Michelle HART†, Hugh ESTLINBAUM†- talk about their children's conditions.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
LaPook, Jon;
Strassmann, Mark

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