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Disease / American Legion Convention / Investigation #247753

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 1976
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(Studio) Federal Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reports Pennsylvania American Legionnaires disease not caused by something in food, water or air. [Pennsylvania health department Dr. Alex RAKOW - says bacteria causes ruled out; could be fungus, virus or toxic agent. Lack of spread among communities makes it easier to rule out swine flu, but too soon to say.] 1 more death reported; total now 22.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Reporter relates procedures of medical investigation. [Dr. Alex RAKOW [sic. Not same man as previously pictured.] - says researchers looking for any clue to cause. Use of copters instead of cars to fly in specimens indicates urgent wish for quick ans.] Illness still mystery. [Governor Milton SHAPP - says doesn't know what germ is and it'll probably be 24-48 hrs. before it's known.] Pennsylvania health officials announce more deaths and more confirmed cases. [Dr. William PARKIN - says some cases from last week just being reported No information to indicate truth with regard to air conditioning units spreading disease.] Funeral of victim James Dolan of Williamstown, Pennsylvania, shown.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick (WHP-TV newsfilm)

Mudd, Roger

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