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Toxic Shock Syndrome #90006

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1984
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(Studio) 1980 discovery of apparent link between toxic shock syndrome and some tampons recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Status of toxic shock cases and deaths noted; increase occurrence among the very young and the elderly examined. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Dr. Maria DONAWA - fears public believes disease has disappeared.] [Mrs. JORDAN - discusses 3 year old Rishon Jordan's case of toxic shock syndrome.] [Dr. Byron AOKI - notes those beside menstruating females are susceptible to disease.] [JORDAN - describes son's condition.] Boy's symptom's listed. [AOKI - notes loss of coordination, use of extremities with toxic shock.] Child's current condition outlined. [AOKI - explains bacteria responsible for toxic shock.] Vaccine said being developed.
REPORTER: George Strait

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:02:50

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