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Is the State Prepared for a Flu Pandemic?

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As the avian flu has been spreading among birds in Asia, Massachusetts health officials are assessing the state's defenses against the virus. They're concerned this new strain could spread and turn into a pandemic — a global outbreak of disease.

WBUR's Allan Coukell reports on local opinion and preparedness in the Bay State.

This program aired on September 21, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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