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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1971
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(Studio) Sleeping sickness killing horses in Texas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Texas) Texas horses quarantined; can't be moved unless owner can prove horses vaccinated 14 days prior to epidemic. Federal Govt. spraying to control mosquitoes carrying disease; launching vaccine program.
REPORTER: David Culhane (KHOU-TV film)

(Studio) United States communicable disease center spokesperson Richard Parker discusses situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) [PARKER - says fatalities of horses with disease could be 50-80%; 7 people in Brownsville, Texas, area have disease; impossible to predict how far disease will spread.]
REPORTER: Charles Thompson

(Studio) Ringling Brothers Circus may be forced to leave 110 performing horses behind.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Thompson, Charles

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