Hepatitis Outbreak in Bolinas

About This Item

KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 27th 1970 by Ed Arnow in Bolinas (Marin County), where State Health Department officials have been called in to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis. Features an interview with the only physician in town Dr John Doss, who explains that 12 cases of hepatitis have been confirmed since July, which he suspects was transmitted by a carrier through lagoon water. He goes on to refer to this outbreak amongst the small community of Bolinas as "a disaster" and "an epidemic." Also includes interviews with State Health Department officials. Arnow ends his report by pointing out it is expected to take at least two years before a proposed sewage plant will begin operations.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
4:45
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
8/27/1970
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 103051
Views
2383

Related Items