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Medicine / Ebola Virus / US Patient / Cleanup #1073300

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The Ebola crisis introduced; scenes shown of hazmat crews at the home of the Dallas patient.

(Liberia: Nancy Snyderman) The infection of NBC News cameraman Ashoka Mukpo† with Ebola in Liberia featured; details given about the precautions taken by the NBC News team and all over Liberia and the treatment of Mupko. [Mukpo’s father Dr. Mitchell LEVY†- comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Snyderman’s assessment of how the NBC team is doing noted. [On the phone from Monrovia, SNYDERMAN – says they are under quarantine and believe their co-worker is going to be fine; comments on the social disintegration in parts of Liberia.]

(Dallas: Kate Snow) The response to Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan updated; details given about the role of contact tracers and the flaw in the computer system at Texas Health Presbyterian. [Dallas County district attorney Craig WATKINS††- comments on a possible criminal investigation.] [In teleconference, voice of CDC’s Dr. Beth BELL†- says the case is being dealt with appropriately.] [CDC’s Dave DAIGLE†- comments on the response from the state & county.] [Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Lisa MONACO†- says we may see another case.] [Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness Dr. Irwin REDLENDER†- says the country is not ready for a large-scale epidemic.]

Williams, Brian;
Snyderman, Nancy;
Snow, Kate

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