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Health / Naples Mystery Disease / Leukemia #262421

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 08, 1979
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(Studio) American medical experts said expected in Italy next week for consultation with regard to mystery disease sweeping Naples area and killing children.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Naples, Italy) Details about disease that apparently hits only very young children given. Exs. of afflicted infants and their families at Santo Bono Children's Hospital in Naples given. Physicians' comments about disease and health conditions brought on by poverty in Naples bay area stated.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) Decr. in death rate from disease in recent weeks, accord to Naples physician, reported Details given about report in "New England Journal of Med." with regard to cure rate of childhood leukemia.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Bowen, Jerry;
Mudd, Roger

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