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October 14th, 2014
10:35 PM ET

Are U.S. hospitals ready for an Ebola outbreak?

There are only four U.S. hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients in specially equipped biocontainment units. Can those hospitals handle dozens of patients at one time? Drew Griffin has the latest.

What needs to be done to keep hospital staffs safe while treating Ebola patients? Dr. Joseph McCormick helped investigate the first Ebola outbreak in Central Africa when he worked at the CDC. He told Anderson the hospital staff's contact with Thomas Duncan had lots of flaws. Dr. McCormick details what he feels went wrong in Texas and how more rudimentary hospitals he worked at in Africa managed to prevent the spread of similar diseases.

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  1. elitecontentsolutions

    Don't blame Thomas Duncan; thank him for exposing the huge gaps in our system!
    Read my blog
    http://elitecontentsolutions.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/dont-blame-thomas-duncan-thank-him/

    October 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm |
  2. brenna56

    But Rick Perry jumped in front of tv cameras to tell the world that Texas was the best place to treat the first victim, Thomas Duncan. He said we could contain it here in Texas, he assured us. That lying fool just proved one more time what an idiot he is. Now we have a second nurse infected.

    October 15, 2014 at 9:10 am |

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