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Tuberculosis Scare / Plane Flights / Security #871668

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The scare caused by a man with a severe strain of tuberculosis who flew on 2 transatlantic flights introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The tuberculosis patient’s story presented; details given about his travels; his objection to being confined in Italy quoted. [CDC Dr. Kenneth CASTRO†, Fulton County Health Department Dr. Eric BENNING†, National Jewish Medical Center Dr. Michael ISEMAN†- comment on the risk for the public.] [CDC Dr. Martin CETRON†- says we advised him not to travel.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The patient’s entry into the US from Canada despite the fact that the Department of Homeland Security was looking for him featured; details given of the focus on air travelers.

(Studio: Brian Williams, Nancy Snyderman) The public health perspective of this case and the tuberculosis expertise at National Jewish Medical Center discussed.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert;
Williams, Pete;
Nancy, Brian Williams,
Duration:
00:06:30

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