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.
They are lining up to legally purchase pot. But some Coloradans are getting a case of sticker shock. The Denver Post reports prices in some areas are approaching $400 an ounce and that's before taxes. Miguel Marquez has the latest on day two of legalization in Colorado.
Marijuana sales are legal in Colorado. But it violate federal laws. John Berman discusses some of the legal and medical issues with Jeffrey Toobin and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Watch AC360 next week for a series of reports exploring marijuana legalization from all angles. Gone to Pot begins on Monday at 8 pm E.T.
The odds were stacked against Baby Audrina. She had open heart surgery the day after being born, because she was born with part of her heart beating outside of her chest. Audrina has a rare birth defect called ‘ectopia cordis’ where the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside the chest. FULL POST
Disease detectives have figured out what caused dozens of young children in Cambodia to fall desperately ill. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is in Cambodia with new details about the cause of the disease.
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