Medical response underway during Hurricane Florence

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the biggest medical dangers people are facing in the storm zone and what medical preparations are underway.
2:08 | 09/14/18

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Transcript for Medical response underway during Hurricane Florence
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