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Medicine: Ebola Virus / US Patients / Pham, Vinson / CDC #1073326

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
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(Atlanta: David Muir) The status of the two Dallas nurses {Nina Pham & Amber Vinson} with Ebola who have been moved to other hospitals introduced; scenes shown of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where the nurses received no specific training to care for Ebola patient Thomas Duncan. [CDC director Dr. Thomas FRIEDEN@- comments.] The view from inside the CDC, where Ebola is being tracked, shown. [In exclusive interview, CDC Dr. Stuart NICHOL@- says American hospitals are ready at the minimal level; suggests Vinson should not have been on a plane flight; states the nurse are receiving experimental drugs.] [On the Phoenix Air plane, Dent THOMPSON@- explains how Pham will be transported.]

(Atlanta: David Muir; Dallas: Richard Besser) A CDC report that Vinson felt unwell before going to Cleveland by plane thus widening the circle of her contacts & the use of experimental drugs with these two nurses discussed.

(Atlanta: David Muir) The message from nurse Pham noted.

(Dallas: Tom Llamas) The ABC interview with Brianna Aguirre@, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, presented. [AGUIRRE - says there was chaos when Duncan died; asks why our nurses' necks are exposed; offers advice to the two nurses.]

(Atlanta: David Muir) The fourth sanitizing of the Frontier Airlines plane that Vinson flew on noted; plane shown.

Muir, David;
Besser, Richard;
Llamas, Tom

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