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Legionnaires' Disease #500925

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 08, 1978
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(Studio) Latest Legionnaires' disease fatality noted as Memphis, Tennessee, man. States in which disease has been identified this year shown. New York City outbreak reported; garment district stated as high suspect area.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) New York City concentration on garment district as possible infection ground for Legionnaires' disease noted; cleaning efforts described. Feelings of workers, evidenced by high absenteeism, reported [WOMAN - feels if she's going to get sick, she will.] [MAN - if he gets disease, he'll die, if not he'll live. Isn't worried.] Effects on industry just as winter lines are intro. stated. [Dress manufacturer David CAMHI - says many buyers have canceled trips to NYC.] [Mayor Edward KOCH - says city's position is to publicize facts in order to prevent unnecessary alarm.] Samplings of air and water in garment district to be sent to CDC.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

(Studio) Details about Legionnaires' disease, so named because of its infection of many at 1976 American Legion convention in Philadelphia, given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John

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