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Medicine: Ebola Virus / Dallas, Cruise Ship / Liberia #1073392

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The questions raised about the Dallas hospital's caution after Ebola victim Thomas Duncan was admitted introduced.

(Dallas: Janet Shamlian) The Ebola crisis in Dallas featured; scenes shown from the memorial for Duncan; details given from an AP story on hospital protocol for protective gear with records of nurses Nina Pham & Amanda Vinson. [Dr. Mika ROBERSON - talks about the need for better guidelines.] [In local cafes, FAMILY - comments on behavior.] The passenger on the cruise ship who worked in an Ebola lab mentioned.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Chuck Todd) The national political effect of Ebola with statements from President Obama with Ron Klain named as czar & the concern about hysteria discussed.

(Studio: Lester Holt) An Ebola summit on "Meet the Press" noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) WHO's statistics on Ebola cases in 7 countries cited. Report introduced.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The story of American Katie Meyler%, who is combatting Ebola in Liberia, featured; scenes shown from Monrovia. [MEYLER - talks about Ebola orphans who are outcasts in the community & the girl left outside alone.]

Holt, Lester;
Shamlian, Janet;
Todd, Chuck;
Thompson, Anne

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