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Legionnaires Disease / Cause Found #248503

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 18, 1977
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(Studio) Federal health officials report finding cause of Legionnaires- disease.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) head Dr. David SENCER - says toxic substances got publicity but research continued with regard to infectious agent. Notes bacteria-like organism found last week by Dr. Joseph E. McDade of Dr. Shepard's laboratory] Doctors still don't know where it came from. [Dr. Charles SHEPARD - says organism's place in bacteria world not yet known.] Background of disease, begun last summer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Bellevue Stratford Hotel at American Legion convention noted. Discovery may solve deaths at DC's Saint Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital in 1965. Finding Legionnaire's disease cause takes some of pressure from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) through criticism with regard to disease and swine flu program.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony

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