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Eye On America (Legionnaires' Disease / Testing) #391426

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Plymouth, Michigan: Wyatt Andrews) Growing numbers of people contracting Legionnaires' disease in the hospital reported; details given of the lack of testing for the disease. [Victim's daughter Valerie GREEN - talks about her father's painful illness and death.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Richard BESSER - says hospitals should test patients for the disease; says testing the drinking water is not the solution.] [Harford Memorial Hospital Lou SPERLING - talks about an outbreak spread through the hospital's drinking water.] [University of Maryland School of Medicine Dr. Glenn MORRIS - says he supports testing drinking water.]

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:30

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