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Eye On America: Doctors With AIDS #340230

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dunkirk, New York: Edie Magnus) Reactions of citizens of Dunkirk, New York, and Hershey, Pennsylvania, to doctors with AIDS featured; details given of CDC recommendation that health care workers with AIDS not perform invasive procedures. [Hospital administrator Dr. Richard KETCHUM - says the public is afraid.] Dismissal of Dr. Neal Zebkowski from his Dunkirk job because he has AIDS noted. [ZEBKOWSKI - responds to the reaction.] [Former patients Dawn CASH, Holly CHEEVER - say they were not threatened by Zebkowski's illness. [Reaction in Hershey to resident physician's disclosure that he has AIDS examined. Lawsuit by former patient calling for mandatory AIDS testing for health care workers noted. [Kelly WOGULMUTH - explains her position.] [August 29, former Surgeon General C. Everett KOOP - says the chances of getting AIDS from a health care worker are nil.] Cases in Florida where patients contracted AIDS from their dentist and lack of a national policy on AIDS and health care workers noted.

Magnus, Edie;
Rather, Dan

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