[School-Info]

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As you can see, we're running the list of school announcements at the top of your screen.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS 4473 essc] Also for a list of weather-related closings and delays, go any time to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[NH-Primary]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
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Presidential hopefuls have flipped pancakes and pounded pavements for this day and now it's up to the voters to decide. Voter turnout is is expected to be in record numbers at the New Hampshire Primary. Aleen Sirgany reports.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dixville Notch, NH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wesley Clark/(D) Presidential Candidate; :]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; :]
[SUPER=01-Howard Dean/(D) Presidential Candidate; :49]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=Aleen Sirgany for News 7 Mornin'.]


(((PKG)
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AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT.. THE FIRST NEW HAMPHIRE PRIMARY VOTE DROPPED INTO THE BALLOT BOX. TWENTY-SIX RESIDENTS OF DIXVILLE NOTCH.. ALONG WITH VOTERS IN THE SMALL TOWN OF HARTS LOCATION.. GOT A SIX-HOUR JUMP ON THE REST OF THE STATE.
THE TOWNS REGISTERED INDEPENDENTS CHOSE WESLEY CLARK AS THE BIG WINNER.

(NAT-UP- EIGHT VOTES)


AFTER STOPS IN EVERY NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNTY THE RETIRED GENERAL ENDED A LONG DAY OF CAMPAIGNING IN THE RESORT TOWN.

CLARK SOT- 00:59:49 this is the first election Ive had since homeroom

student council president and this is a big step for me
THE LATEST POLLS SHOW CLARK, JOSEPH LIBERMAN AND JOHN EDWARDS TRAILING IN A RACE FOR THIRD PLACE. THE NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR SPENT HIS LAST DAY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CAMPAIGNING TRYING TO PORTRAY HIMSELF AS A WASHINGTON OUTSIDER.. DIFFERENT FROM JOHN KERRY.
THE NUMBERS STILL GIVE KERRY THE LEAD. THE MASSACHUSETTES SENATOR WENT BY BUS AND HELICOPTER AROUND THE GRANITE STATE REMINDING VOTERS OF HIS VIETNAM SERVICE AND SAYING HES THE MAN WHO CAN BEAT PRESIDENT BUSH. ON PRIMARY EVE KERRY TOLD HIS CAMPAIGN TROOPS THEIR WORK WASNT FINISHED.

KERRY SOT- 22:38:59 the only thing that matters is getting people to

the polls.
THE CANDIDATE RUNNING TO CATCH KERRY- HOWARD DEAN. THE FORMER VERMONT GOVERNOR HAS GAINED MOMENTUM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SAYS HE HAS EVERY INTENTION OF WINNING. TO SEPARATE HIMSELF FROM KERRY THE TWO CAMPS HAVE TRADED LAST MINUTE SHOTS OVER THE WAR IN IRAQ.

DEAN SOT- where was john kerry when george bush was giving out all this

misinformation about saddam had something to do with al-qaida??
STANDUP CLOSE: NEW HAMPSHIRES INDEPENDENT VOTERS GIVE THIS DAY A LONG HISTORY OF UPSETS AND SURPRISES BUT WHAT THEY DECIDED WILL FORM THE LANDSCAPE FOR THE REST OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY SEASON. ALEEN SIRGANY, BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE.))


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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The White House says it needs more time to determine if Iraq ever had weapons of mass destruction.
That, after retired weapons inspector David Kay concluded Saddam Hussein did NOT have stockpiles of the forbidden weapons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Meanwhile, Vice President Dick Cheney is in Europe, hoping to persuade other countries to stand with the U-S against the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Today, he'll meet with the Pope.
The visit comes at a time when the Vatican has put aside its opposition to the war in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=HOLD]


In other developments, the United Nations says it will send a team to Iraq to determine whether elections should be held there.

[11School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Roanoke City Schools have released a new discipline report, and superintendent Wayne Harris says the information bolsters his belief that city schools are safe.
But a critic of the administration is questioning the accuracy of the new numbers.
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[VO-NAT]


During a nine- week period that ended in mid-January, the school system recorded more than 900 disciplinary incidents. Harris says less than ten percent involved any physical contact between students.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But school safety coalition leader Alice Hincker questions whether all of the incidents were classified properly.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=When the police investigate]

((ALICE HINCKER/RSVP COALITION: WHEN THE POLICE INVESTIGATE AND SOMEONE IS CHARGED, I DON'T SEE HOW THE PRINCIPAL CAN COME TO A DETERMINATION THAT THAT SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENED, SOMETHING LESS SERIOUS.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WOULD BE LESS THAN SMART IF IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WE WERE TO DO ANYTHING BUT THE RIGHT THING, AND I CONTEND WE HAVE CONTINUED TO DO THE RIGHT THING.))
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/RSVP Coalition Leader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent; :13]
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[OUT Q=we have continued to do the right thing.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Harris says additional security measures and intervention programs are moving forward, but he says officials HAVE identified a problem with recent school safety audits.
Though all city schools conducted the audits and developed crisis plans, some did not follow all of the state guidelines. Harris says the school system has taken steps to insure full compliance in the future.


[6-Power-plant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A lawmaker from Bristol is proposing a power plant that would burn only coal that was mined in Virginia, and produce electricity for use exclusively by Virginians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

Senator William Wampler gathered a delegation of legislators from the far corner of the Commonwealth to unveil his plan for the one- billion dollar project. The plant would burn as much as two million tons of Virginia coal a year.
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[SOT @1:20]
[IN Q=But this is good]

((SEN. WILLIAM WAMPLER/(R) BRISTOL; BUT THIS IS GOOD SOLID SAFE-LOAD CAPACITY, FIRED BY SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COAL THAT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE FOLKS BACK HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. William Wampler/(R) Bristol]
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[OUT Q=folks back home.]
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[VO-NAT]

The plant itself would employ 85 full-time workers. Wampler says an increased demand for local coal would also create another 260- - or so- -related jobs.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

There are two possible sites in Lee County where the plant might be built, as well as ones in Wise, Dickenson and Tazewell counties.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, The Federal Reserve will meet later today in Washington.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((PRESIDENT BUSH IS ONCE AGAIN REVIVING EFFORTS TO PLACE LIMITS ON AWARDS IN MALPRACTICE SUITS.

(vo)

MISTER BUSH SAYS A CAP ON "PAIN AND SUFFERING" AWARDS WOULD HELP CONTAIN OVERALL INCREASES IN HEALTHCARE COSTS. A BILL INTRODUCED LAST YEAR, THAT WOULD HAVE ENACTED A CAP, WAS HALTED BY DEMOCRATS. THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO TRY AND PASS THE LEGISLATION AGAIN THIS YEAR.

(wipevo)

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED NEW STEPS TO PREVENT MAD COW DISEASE. THE F-D-A OUTLAWED THE USE OF CATTLE BLOOD IN LIVESTOCK FEED. THE MEASURE CLOSES A LOOPHOLE IN AN EARLIER BAN. THE F-D-A ALSO BANNED THE USE OF ANY COW PARTS THAT MAY CARRY THE DISEASE IN PROCESSED FOOD, COSMETICS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.

(wipevo)

LOW-CARB, HIGH FAT IS THE DIET CRAZE RIGHT NOW. BUT NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT A LOW-FAT, HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET CAN ALSO LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS. IN A SMALL STUDY PARTICIPANTS WERE TOLD TO EAT AS MANY "HEALTHY" CARBS AS THEY WANTED.... THIS CONSISTED OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES, WHOLE WHEAT SPAGETTI AND HIGH FIBER FOODS. OVER THREE MONTHS PARTICIPANTS LOST AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN POUNDS WITHOUT EXERCISING.

(oncam)

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[VOB-Southside-Rain]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
[ENG#=1]


The second round of winter weather was not as bad as in Southside as first thought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Forecasters were originally calling for a 1/4 of inch of ice Monday evening, but that never materialized.
That was a relief to crews that have been working day and night to clear the roads.
What is left now has turned to ice and V-Dot says what it needs is a rise in temperatures.
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[SOT 6:19:24]
[IN Q=It's the temperatures]
[SUPER=01-Sidney Grainger/V-Dot Supervisor; :]

((SIDNEY GRAINGER/V-DOT SUPERVISOR: IT'S THE TEMPERATURE THAT'S GOT US. IF IT STAYED AROUND 28 25 DEGREES THIS THING WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AT ALL. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WHOLE LOT EASIER ON EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=easier on everbody]
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[VO-NAT]


V-Dot crews in Southside are currently putting street salt and abrasives on the roads.
The usual chemicals do not work as well until the temperature gets above 25 degrees.
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[11Hollins-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Hollins University is encouraging bonding among its students after the unexpected death of the school's president.
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[VO NAT :;28]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Nora Kizer Bell fought a rare form of bone cancer for years but couldn't compete with the complications of bacterial pnuemonia.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

After her death Saturday, students took up crayons to tell Bell's family how much color she'd brought into their lives. They also took a couple hours for quiet time during which they had access to counselors. A pizza and movie marathon was scheduled last night. Student body president Beth Burgin (BURR-gin) says Bell radiated passion.
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[SOT :45-:52]
[IN Q=It just... it revitalized things...]

((BETH BURGIN/HOLLINS STUDENT GOVT. ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT; IT JUST, IT REVITALIZED THINGS, SPARKED CHANGE AND MOVEMENT TOWARDS MAKING HOLLINS BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Burgin/Hollins Student Govt. Association President; ]
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[OUT Q=towards making Hollins better.]
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[VO NAT :06] The 62-year old was the tenth president at Hollins University and the first to die in office.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Bell family is planning a funeral service to be held later this week, most likely in South Carolina. Hollins will hold its own memorial on Founder's Day, February 19th.

[11Augusta-Dam]


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The owner of an Augusta County pond caved to state officials who fear the dam is in danger of giving way.
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[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./Friday]


The Department of Conservation and Recreation ordered the pond behind this dam near Steeles Tavern be drained immediately.
The 50-year old dam is eroded at the embankment and if it fails, it could flood several homes down below.
Late yesterday, the owner said he plans to take a side out of the dam and let the water run out.
He says he doesn't know how much the operation will cost.
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[Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Martha Stewart]
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A jury of eight women and four men are set to hear opening arguments today in the trial of Martha Stewart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The judge has advised jurors to avoid media coverage of the case. Many of the jurors tell the judge they have been exposed to some of the enormous publicity surrounding the case, but have assured her they can be impartial. Stewart is accused of lying to government investigators about a well- timed sale of Imclone stock.
She sold her shares just before a negative government review of the company's cancer drug sent the stock price tumbling.
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[COMM][Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
[ENG#=1]

In medical news, President Bush wants to place a cap on awards in malpractice suits.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((PRESIDENT BUSH IS ONCE AGAIN REVIVING EFFORTS TO PLACE LIMITS ON AWARDS IN MALPRACTICE SUITS.

(vo)

MISTER BUSH SAYS A CAP ON "PAIN AND SUFFERING" AWARDS WOULD HELP CONTAIN OVERALL INCREASES IN HEALTHCARE COSTS. A BILL INTRODUCED LAST YEAR, THAT WOULD HAVE ENACTED A CAP, WAS HALTED BY DEMOCRATS. THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO TRY AND PASS THE LEGISLATION AGAIN THIS YEAR.

(wipevo)

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED NEW STEPS TO PREVENT MAD COW DISEASE. THE F-D-A OUTLAWED THE USE OF CATTLE BLOOD IN LIVESTOCK FEED. THE MEASURE CLOSES A LOOPHOLE IN AN EARLIER BAN. THE F-D-A ALSO BANNED THE USE OF ANY COW PARTS THAT MAY CARRY THE DISEASE IN PROCESSED FOOD, COSMETICS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS.

(wipevo)

LOW-CARB, HIGH FAT IS THE DIET CRAZE RIGHT NOW. BUT NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT A LOW-FAT, HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET CAN ALSO LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS. IN A SMALL STUDY PARTICIPANTS WERE TOLD TO EAT AS MANY "HEALTHY" CARBS AS THEY WANTED.... THIS CONSISTED OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES, WHOLE WHEAT SPAGETTI AND HIGH FIBER FOODS. OVER THREE MONTHS PARTICIPANTS LOST AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN POUNDS WITHOUT EXERCISING.

(oncam)

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Stocks surged yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((THE MAJOR AVERAGES ENDED MONDAY IN THE PLUS COLUMN AS THE DOW HIT A TWO-AND-A-HALF YEAR HIGH.


THE DOW GAINED 134-POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ WAS UP ALMOST 30.


SALES OF EXISTING HOMES IN THE U-S JUMPED SIX-POINT-NINE PERCENT IN DECEMBER TO AN ANNUAL RATE OF SIX-POINT-47 MILLION UNITS. THAT FOLLOWS TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF DECLINES.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS SAYS DECEMBER'S SURGE IN THE STOCK MARKET CONTRIBUTED TO THE INCREASE IN HOME SALES .


AMERICAN EXPRESS REPORTED EARNINGS OF 59-CENTS A SHARE FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER.
THAT'S UP SEVEN-CENTS FROM A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPANY SAYS A FACTOR IN THE RESULT WAS AN INCREASE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AMEX CARD USERS.


A JURY EIGHT OF EIGHT WOMEN AND FOUR MEN IS SET TO DECIDE IF MARTHA STEWART IS GUILTY OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
THE COURT HAS PUT A LIMIT ON THE ARGUMENTS THAT STEWART'S DEFENSE TEAM CAN USE IN HER DEFENSE.
THEY CAN'T IMPLY THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S MOTIVES IN PROSECUTING STEWART WERE IMPROPER.
AND THEY CAN'T QUESTION WHY INSIDER TRADING CHARGES WEREN'T ALSO BROUGHT IN THE CASE.
OPENING STATEMENTS ARE SET TO BEGIN ON TUESDAY.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))





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[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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A woman in Washington State thought she had the flu, but instead she had what health officials call Rat Bite Fever.
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[Take FS Paws and Claws]
In this week's "Paws and Claws" segment, we'll learn about this rare disease that can be contracted from pet rats.
Richard Thompson reports.
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[SUPER=03-Olympia, WA; :04]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Larson/Rat Owner; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Diana Yu/County Health Director; :57]
[SUPER=01-Richard Thompson/Reporting; 1:05]
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At: :05 CG: Olympia, WA
At: :32 CG: Rachel Larson/Rat Owner
At: :58 CG: Dr. Diana Yu/Thurston Co. Health Director
Verbatim:

("SHE WAS ACTUALLY DEAD ON ARRIVAL.")


When a 19 year old woman died before her friends could get her to Capital Medical Center in Olympia, the county health director thought there was something unusual about the case.
She learned the dead woman had a dozen pet rats at home, and today test results confirmed what killed the woman.

("RAT BITE FEVER.")


Our state's first case of Rat Bite Fever, a disease that can be spread by bites or by accidentally ingesting rat droppings.

("IT'S EXTREMELY RARE.")



("I WORK AT A PET STORE, I'VE NEVER BEEN TOLD ABOUT ANY RAT BITE FEVER.")


We spoke to several people who own pet rats, they're stunned to learn of the disease.

("I THINK THEY'RE GREAT PETS THEY'RE SOFT AND SWEET AND CUDDLY.")


As rare as this disease is, the health director doesn't want people to panic, but she says if you own or have been exposed to rats and get sick, you need to be on alert.

("SO IF YOU START HAVING FLU-LIKE ILLNESS AFTER YOU'VE BEEN BITTEN BY A RAT YOU DOCTOR, IT MAY NOT BE THE FLU IT MAYBE

RAT BITE FEVER.")
Richard Thompson for CBS News.
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