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Legionnaires' Disease #50522

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1977
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(Studio) New cases of Legionnaires' disease are reported in Tennessee and VT; CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta reports it's swamped with samples of suspected cases. Med. researchers now know more about disease than they did when it broke out in Philadelphia over year ago.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Details of disease and findings since it broke out in Philadelphia noted. Is caused by new strain of bacteria and could be cause of about 2000 unexplained cases of pneumonia per year [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) spokesperson Dr. David Frank Reyonlds ASER - says lab tests have made much difference in spotting small clusters of pneumonia cases that previously would have gone unrecognized and undiagnosed.] So outbreak at Bellevue Stratford had nothing to do with hotel; Legionnaires probably spread it among selves. If caught in time, disease can be treated with antibiotic.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Walters, Barbara

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