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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Kenner, Louisiana: Katy Tur) The discovery of the brain-eating ameba called Naegleria Fowleri† in the water supply in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana featured; details given about safety precautions; animation shown to illustrate how the disease is caused; photo shown of 4-year-old victim Drake Smith††; scenes shown of survivor Kali Hardig††. [CDC Dr. Michael BEACH†, parish president David PERALTA†, 2 WOMEN - comment on the parasite.] The investigation into whether water on lots left empty since Hurricane Katrina contributed to the growth of this germ noted.

Williams, Brian;
Tur, Katy

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