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Legionnaires' Disease Breakthru #259125

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1978
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(Studio) Report on breakthru in research on Legionnaires' disease, which was 1st diagnosed at American Legion convention in Philadelphia.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Atlanta, Georgia) Legionnaires' disease cases in connection with IN Univ.'s Memorial Union and one other site in Bloomington detailed. Center for Disease Control report that bacteria causing disease has been found in 2 places and important of this discovery outlined. [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) spokesperson Dr. David FRASER - discusses further research that will now be done.] Research into disease since outbreak at Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford Hotel during American Legion convention in 1976 described; isolation of bacterium that causes it earlier this year at CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recalled.
REPORTER: Sam Ford

Reporter(s):
Ford, Sam;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:30

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