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Florida / Multiple Sclerosis Outbreak #294640

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Key West, Florida) Mysterious outbreak of multiple sclerosis here examined; Anna Scarlett's case cited as example [SCARLETT - feels number residents developing the disease is frightening.] Disease noted seldom found in tropics. [Dr. William SHEREMATA - thinks occurrence in Key West is unusually high.] Other scientists' criticism of Sheremata for making such stmts. without having first conducted scientific study noted; details given. Community leaders' concern that publicity will hurt tourist industry considered. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson John HOWARD - defends region's safety.] [New York Multiple Sclerosis Society spokesperson Stephen REINGOLD - agrees; notes lack of evidence linking environmental contaminants with disease.] [Disease victim Danny TOPPINO - wants help to discover basis of outbreak.]
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour

Gilmour, Sandy;
Rather, Dan

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