NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1983
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(Studio) Officials' concern over threat of rabies epidemic in eastern United States reported; case at National Zoo in Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Death of "lesser" red panda at National Zoo from rabies 2 weeks ago, believed infected by wild raccoon, discussed; rabid raccoon said also invading compound of rare giant pandas. [Dr. Richard MONTALI - notes lack of rabies vaccine appropriate for exotic species.] Outbreak of wildlife rabies in United States examined; details illustrated on map. MD's wildlife rabies cases for 1982 and 1983 compared on screen. [Dr. Harvey FISHMAN - predicts major rabies problems with raccoons.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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