An infectious disease doctor is chasing down health myths in New Orleans
“‘Everybody ‘knew’ that two dogs went in the water and dropped dead instantly,’ said Dr. Tom Clark, an infectious disease specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Clark spends much of his day chasing down and either proving or disproving similar reports.
‘It is incredible how people don’t have access to any news here but the rumors get around,’ Clark said in an interview at CDC’s makeshift headquarters in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans’ Uptown district.
A government veterinarian sought hard to find the dogs’ bodies, or even someone who had actually witnessed the alleged incident, but could not.”