NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1976
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(Studio) Disease struck in summer at American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Today fed., state and city officials meet with regard to disease.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Atlanta, Georgia) Cause is still mystery. [Tulane University lung disease expert Dr. Hans WEILL - says disease is lung disease and form of pneumonia; notes wide range of possible causes.] Bellevue Stratford Hotel has become victim of disease too. Experts say there will be another outbreak, but can't tell where and when. Focal point for research has been CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta; in charge of probe is epidemic expert Dr. David Fraser. [FRASER - says present technology isn't enough to find cause, but if cause found believes it will be chemical, virus, or other agent not seen before.] Research will continue but will be slowed. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) director Dr. David Sencer says probe has failed. [SENCER - says he doesn't think cause will be found. Also says more such disease outbreaks will probably be noticed now; that they've probably happened before and no one has connected them.]
REPORTER: Roy Neal
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