ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 29, 1975
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(Studio) United States Center for Disease Control says encephalitis outbreak worst in nearly decade.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Chicago, Illinois) Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. 4 strains in US. Symptoms: muscular aches, fever, headaches, nausea and abdominal cramps. [Infectious disease specialist Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Hospital Dr. Stuart LEVIN - says symptoms flu-like at 1st. Then patient becomes confused and disoriented.] Symptoms treated. Disease most severe in those over 50 and those younger than 8. Chance of contracting disease is 1 in 100,000.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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