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Bubonic Plague #59998

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 10, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to reappearance of bubonic plague in Southern California introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Los Angeles, California) Disease spread by squirrels and other rodents stated. Workers shown dusting infected areas with insecticide to kill fleas that carry the plague. [Los Angeles Cnty. Health Department Dr. Shirley FANNIN - fears spread of plague from wild rodent population to the urban rat population and the potential of a severe outbreak.] Proper treatment for plague victims said often delayed because doctors have never seen the disease.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman (KABC newstape) (KOAT news tape)

Chapman, Irv;
Donaldson, Sam

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