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Hurricane Katrina / Gulf Coast / Health Risks #802287

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(No location given: John McKenzie) The health risks from the water in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina examined; details given about waterborne illnesses, including hepatitis. [Infectious Disease Society of America Dr. Herbert DuPONT†- talks about disease incubation periods & possible transmission.] [Microbiologist Paul PEARCE†- talks about the level of microorganisms in the water.] [St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack STEPHENS†- cites the growing health risk.] [Vanderbilt University Dr. Tom TALBOT†- outlines infectious diseases.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The timetable for when it would be safe to be in New Orleans noted; death toll statistics cited.

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John

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