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Medicine: Ebola Virus / US Patients #1073139

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 12, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Dallas: Mark Potter) A CDC report on a Dallas hospital nurse who has contracted the Ebola virus after caring for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan featured; scenes shown from Dallas; details given about those being monitored. [Nurse's NEIGHBOR - reacts.] [Texas health resources Dr. Daniel VARGA@- comments.] [CDC director Dr. Tom FRIEDEN@- talks about a "breach" in protocol.] [Harvard School of Public health Dr. Ashish JHA@- outlines what could happen in contamination.] [Dallas County Judge Clay JENKINS@- comments on the news.] The health of infected NBA cameraman Ashoka Mukpo updated. New safety procedures discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Kristen Dahlgren) The questions of whether health care facilities & workers are prepared to deal with Ebola examined; details given from a national Nurses United poll & airport screening procedures. [Hospital nurse Kelly FIELDS - outlines limited procedures for Ebola.] [Dr. Linda GERGES - worries about a system.] [CDC's Abbigail TUMPEY@, East Meadow fire dept. Commissioner Scott FARBER@- talk about preparations.]

Holt, Lester;
Potter, Mark;
Dahlgren, Kristen

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