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Medicine / Ebola Virus #1080994

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Katy Tur) Efforts in New York City to retrace the steps of Dr. Craig Spencer, who has Ebola, featured; map shown; details given about his work with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. [New York City Department of Health Dr. Don WEISS†- comments on Spencer’s visit to a bowling alley.] [Mayor Bill de BLASIO – says Ebola is hard to contract.] [New York RESIDENT, Grosse Pointe North High School principal Kate Calabresa MURRAY† – comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Peter Alexander) The consideration of a move to quarantine people returning from the Ebola zone in Africa featured; scenes shown of Dallas nurse Nina Pham leaving the National Institutes of Health, where she was treated for Ebola, and visiting President Obama. [PHAM – says she is trying to get back to a normal life.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE, New York Governor Andrew CUOMO – comment on their quarantine plans.] [National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- says mandatory quarantine is under discussion.] [Former Ebola patient Dr. Rick SACRA†- worries that confining health care workers will have an impact on the decision to help.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Concern that Christie’s and Cuomo’s quarantine policies could discourage American doctors from volunteering to help fight Ebola in west Africa noted.

Williams, Brian;
Tur, Katy;
Alexander, Peter

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