CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford says he's dumbfounded that Congress has delayed action on swine flu insurance bill. Says he's glad Legionnaires disease wasn't swine flu, but it could have been. Death toll for disease now at 25. Scientists report some reasons for optimism.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) CDC (Centers for Disease Control) officials say they can rule out 1 more cause of disease. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) director Dr. David SENCER - says it's not flu and appears to have peaked.] Pennsylvania health officials hold own press conference [Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Leonard BACHMAN - says emphasis is shifting to look for toxicant as cause.] Investigators checking hotels used for convention [Pennsylvania health department official Morton D. ROSEN - says they're checking water and sewage supplies, swimming pools, and other things that might have chemical toxicants.] Toxicants can be identified by tissue analysis, which is being done. Still may be days or mos. before results known.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick
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