Are We Ready for the Pandemic Flu?

January 27, 2004
CBS 2, New York

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just sent six scientists to Vietnam to investigate the avian flu virus. They fear it could turn into a more violent strain, called the pandemic flu. CBS 2's Michael Pomeranz has more on the virus that many in the medical community say is our biggest threat...If the pandemic flu hit New York, the problem would be chaos. We'd very quickly overwhelm our emergency rooms," says Shelley Hearne from the nonprofit health group "Trust for America's Health."

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