NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Fifth disease and its relationship to pregnancy featured. Report introduced.
(Torrington, Connecticut: Robert Bazell) Dr. Norman Smith shown examining Emily Schenovski for fifth disease. Outbreak of fifth disease reported among Torrington, Connecticut, school children. Many pregnant women who contract disease reported miscarrying. [Pregnant disease victim Debra DUBURGH - says is frightened.] Doctors' treatment of Duburgh discussed. [DUBURGH - says is angry that no information on disease distributed.] [Connecticut health department Dr. Matthew CARTER - says doesn't know how to distribute information without creating panic.] Fifth disease's effects upon pregnant women illustration CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported planning to publisher guidelines for handling outbreaks of fifth disease.