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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1978
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(Studio) Federal health officials' announcement of breakthru in detection of bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, 1st diagnosed in Philadelphia in 1976, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Bloomington, IN) Discovery of Legionnaires' disease bacterium in cooling system of IN Univ. Memorial Union and in nearby stream reported [MAN - isn't concerned about it; is glad answer has been found.] [WOMAN - isn't worried.] Plans to disinfect hotel and stream, if possible, noted. Govt. intentions of testing Bloomington water system stated.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(Atlanta, Georgia) Details of research into cause of Legionnaires' disease given; outbreaks at Legionnaires' conv., in Burlington, VT, and in Bloomington noted. Films and photos shown. Recent Center for Disease Control discoveries about disease reported [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) spokesperson Dr. Don. FRASER - discusses future research.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) Outbreak of polio in Ontario prov. of Canada reported.

(Norwich, Ontario) Health officials' speculation that polio was brought into Canada by visitors from Netherlands, where outbreak occurred earlier in year, reported No. of people waiting at Woodstock, Ontario, clinic to get polio vaccinations noted. [MAN - states reasons he's getting shot.] Earliest confirmed cases of disease reported to have been among members of Netherlands Reformed Congregation religious sect. [Norwich, Ontario, physician Dr. R. M. HALL - says blame for outbreak is on anyone who doesn't want to be immunized.]
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David;
Cummins, Jim;
Harrington, Gerald;
Hart, John

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