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Disease / American Legion Convention / Investigation #45136

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1976
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(Studio) 1st medical reports in on Legionnaires' disease. Disease has struck 161 people in Pennsylvania, killing 23. All attended American Legion convention in Philadelphia last month
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Pennsylvania Governor Milton SHAPP - says prelim. medical evidence indicates American Legion illness probably not flu virus, but still too early to be conclusive.] Med. tests will continue [Med. INVESTIGATOR and disease VICTIM - discuss food man had to eat at conv.] [Dr. Leonard BACHMAN -- says trend in new illnesses seems to be decring., but could reverse.] Should know within next 48 hrs. if cautious optimism is warranted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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