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Medicine / Ebola Virus #1079264

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 13, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Remarks from the World Health Organization about the Ebola outbreak quoted.

(Dallas: Kate Snow) The treatment of Dallas nurse Nina Pham††, who contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Duncan before he died, featured; scenes shown of hazmat teams at her home; reverse 911 call to neighbors played; details given about Louisiana’s decision to block truckloads of waste from Duncan’s apartment. [Pham’s friend Tom HA††- comments.] [Cleaning Guys Brad SMITH†- comments on the decontamination efforts.] [CDC Dr. Tom FRIEDEN†- says it is possible other individuals could have been infected.] [Voice of Texas Department of State Health Services commissioner Dr. David LAKEY†- comments on the incineration of items from Duncan’s home.]

(Washington: Peter Alexander) Concerns about gaps in the US health care system examined; details given about the challenges of putting on and removing protective gear. [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- comments on the need for training.] [Family practitioner Dr. Linda GIRGIS†- comments on the possibility of a patient showing up at a family doctor.] [Nurse Kelly FIELDS††- describes what she wore to treat a patient.] [National Nurses United Katy ROEMER†- says we want direct training.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The condition of NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo†† updated; statement from NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman about her quarantine violation quoted.

Williams, Brian;
Snow, Kate;
Alexander, Peter

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