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11/02/05- Washington, D.C.

Administration Releases Some Details For Flu Plan

Details of the Bush administration plan for dealing with a flu pandemic are being released.

The federal plans say sustained person-to-person spread of bird flu or any other similar virus could prompt the United States to put travel restrictions in place.

States and cities would have to ration scarce medications. They'd also have to have plans to determine which people need the quickest treatment, to keep people from overwhelming hospitals.

The details being released today provide long-awaited guidance to local officials who need to coordinate with the federal response. The plans coming out today urge those officials to figure out now the steps they would need to take in a pandemic.

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