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Medicine / Ebola Virus #1066281

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 06, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The Ebola epidemic introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(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.]

Williams, Brian;
Snow, Kate;
Costello, Tom

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