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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
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(Studio) Sleeping sickness killing horses in Texas and Mexico.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Antonio, Texas) 600 people, 3,000 horses have sleeping sickness in Tamaulipas, Mexico; Mexico President Luis Echeverria Alvarez calls for meeting of US-Mexico officials to coordinate battle against sleeping sickness. [Jesus GARZA - tells of coming down with disease.] 500 horses in Texas have disease; all Texas horses under quarantine, including Ringling Brothers Circus horses.
REPORTER: David Dick (KGBT-TV film)

(Atlanta, Georgia)[Dr. Charles CALISCHER - says strain of virus seems to kill older animals fast.]
REPORTER: Charles Thompson

Cronkite, Walter;
Thompson, Charles

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