The World Health Organization is warning that as many as 20,000 people could become infected with Ebola before the outbreak in West Africa is contained. More than 3,000 have already been infected and more that half of them have died. Now there is word that another American missionary doctor has been diagnosed with the disease. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about this doctor and the efforts to battle the epidemic.
The family of missionary Nancy Writebol say she has a fighting chance to survive Ebola. She just arrived in Atlanta from Liberia. Last week Writebol's family was preparing for her funeral. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the serum that could help save her life.
Bruce Johnson is the president of the Christian missionary group that Nancy Writebol is affiliated with. He told Anderson how her family has been handling her illness.
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is waiting for the arrival of two American relief workers who are infected with Ebola. A custom-equipped plane will fly them back to the U.S., one at a time. Emory has an elaborate plan in place to treat them. Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses what the trip to the U.S. means for the patients chances for survival.
For the first time in history there will be ebola patients on U.S. soil. Two American aid workers infected with the deadly virus will be brought home from Liberia on a medical charter flight. They are among more than 1,300 people who have contracted the disease in West Africa. So far, at least 729 people have died. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the plans for treating the two gravely ill Americans when they arrive.
Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on the planet. Health officials are calling the outbreak going on right now in West Africa the deadliest in history. An American man infected with the virus died after flying from Liberia to Nigeria. He had planned to continue traveling on to his home in Minnesota. Anderson discussed the spread of this outbreak with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Monia Sayah, a nurse who works with Doctors Without Borders. She recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.
Dr. Kent Brantly is one of two Americans diagnosed with ebola in Liberia and fighting for their lives. Dr. Brantly's friend Kent Smith spoke to Anderson and described him as someone who cares about other people more than he cares about himself.
Two Americans who were on the front lines of the Ebola crisis are now fighting for their lives. Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol are both infected with the virus. This is only adding to fear amongst locals after rumors spread that aid workers are spreading the disease. Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Adam Nositer, who is the New York Times West and Central Africa Bureau Chief.
Today, a new procession of coffins arrived in the Netherlands. The tough work of identifying the remains and returning them to their loved ones is just beginning. Anderson discussed the challenges with Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek who is also the author of 'Working Stiff.'
Five days before his son Cooper died in the back of a hot SUV, Justin Harris watched a YouTube video demonstrating the dangers of leaving pets inside hot cars. That's according to a detective who testified at Harris' probable cause hearing. Anderson takes a look at a clip of that video and discusses it with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Guinea's Ebola outbreak has already claimed more than 100 lives and that number is likely to rise. 14 of those killed were health workers. As fears grow that the virus will spread beyond Guinea, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets an up close look at what life is like for those dying of Ebola.
A polio-like illness has infected as many as 20 California children in the last 18 months. It causes weakness in limbs and paralysis. One family described to Stephanie Elam how fast their child's symptoms set in and what they are doing to help him regain the full function of his arm.
Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about why we are just hearing about this illness now.
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