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Medicine / Ebola Virus / Liberia #1081243

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The status of nurse Kaci Hickox, who was quarantined in New Jersey, and the cancellation of plans for medical procedures by patients living in the same town {Fort Kent, Maine} as Hickox’s boyfriend noted.

(New York: Kate Snow) The Ebola crisis updated; scenes shown of Dallas nurse Amber Vinson, who was released from the hospital; details given about the continuing debate over quarantines and the Facebook group protesting Hickox’s return to Maine. [President OBAMA – says we don’t want to discourage health care workers from going to the front lines.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – responds to possible legal action from Hickox.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Lindsey BADEN†- comments on the risk of contagion.] The condition of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer noted.

(Monrovia, Liberia: Chris Jansing) The fight against Ebola in Africa featured; scenes shown of U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power in Liberia and the mobile lab set up in the jungle by the US Navy. [International Medical Corps team director Sean CASEY†- notes the difficulty in recruiting medical staff.] [Liberian President Ellen Johnson SIRLEAF††- comments on fears of coming to Liberia.] [POWER – says it’s a mission in the interest of the American people.] [US Public Health Service chief medical officer Capt. Paul REED†- says we’ve all been a little bit nervous.]

Williams, Brian;
Snow, Kate;
Jansing, Chris

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