NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 06, 2014
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(Omaha: Kate Snow) The arrival of Ashoka Mukpo, the second American Ebola patient, in Nebraska featured; details given about the treatment of Dallas patient Thomas Duncan. [University of Nebraska Medical Center Shelly SCHWEDHELM, girlfriend Helen FINLAY, mother Diana MUKPO, father Mitchell LEVY- comment on Mukpo.] [Dallas Mayor Mike RAWLINGS- comments on the monitoring of Duncan’s contacts.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The preparedness of American hospitals to deal with Ebola examined; details given about the notice sent to hospitals in Chicago and the Ebola symptom flowcharts sent out by the CDC; map shown of cities being monitored by the CDC due to their large West African populations. [FDNY commissioner Daniel NIGROW- comments on extra training for paramedics.] [CDC Abbigail TUMPEY- says we are hearing from clinical groups that they don’t feel prepared.] [Airline PASSENGER – comments on the CDC’s response to a man with Ebola-like symptoms.] [Howard University Hospital Dr. Shelly McDONALD-PINKETT- says we don’t have the same kind of concerns about influenza that we have about Ebola.]