NEWS ANCHOR 1
In international news, the World Health Organization
issued an influenza alert. This year's epidemic is causing a greater-than-average
death toll on infected infants, elderly and the infirm. With influenza
already established in China, Southeast Asia, India and the Americas,
doctors advise those at risk to stay out of public places. A critical
shortage of anti-viral drugs has already been reported worldwide.
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