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Disease / Pennsylvania Residents / Reaction #489826

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 1976
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(Studio) People of Williamstown, Pennsylvania, mourn dead and wonder where Legionnaires disease will hit next.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Williamstown, Pennsylvania) Reporter notes funeral services for James Dolan, who died of disease. 10 Legionnaires and some wives went to convention from Williamstown; 2 died of disease. Richard Dolan had cold before and during convention but recovered with treatment. Others like Joseph Flynn and C.A. Carlson not sick at all. [CARLSON - says he can't figure it out. Says he slept in same room with 2 who died.] Townspeople wonder if returning conventioneers brought disease with them. [Mrs. Mercy YERSKIE - says town in shock, but has not panicked.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert

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