• Short Summary

    An outbreak of diphtheria in San Antonio, Texas, has concerned health authorities. They have set?

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    An outbreak of diphtheria in San Antonio, Texas, has concerned health authorities. They have set up special clinics throughout the city and are inoculating the population against the disease.

    On Tuesday (18 August) 5,000 residents queued outside one of the city clinics in temperatures constantly in the mid-90's. So far almost 27,000 have received their inoculations.

    67% of confirmed cases of diphtheria have been school age children. With schools due to re-open again in a week's time ... after their summer vacation ... health officials are working desperately to prevent an even wider-spread epidemic. The officials are worried because the epidemic could last at least a year before being stamped out. The acute and highly infectious disease results in membranous impairment of the throat and air passages, and can be fatal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS26P95N5S94EVKP74ZW28NQH
    Media URN:
    VLVACS26P95N5S94EVKP74ZW28NQH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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