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October 16th, 2014
12:09 AM ET

Dr. Kent Brantly: I think there is a lot of irrational fear about Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola while working as a missionary in Liberia and he is one of the few success stories of this crisis. Dr. Brantly was the first Ebola patient to arrive in the U.S. After doctors in Atlanta helped him recover from the disease, he has become an advocate for those still battling Ebola. Dr. Brantly has donated plasma to three other patients. He spoke to  Anderson about the importance of fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa, but warns "the answer is not simply closing the borders."

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October 14th, 2014
10:45 PM ET

Doctors in Dallas try to ease Ebola fears

Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola in the U.S. and that has many in the area fearing the same fate. Gary Tuchman is in Dallas where he saw how doctors are working to put nervous patients at ease.

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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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October 14th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Nina Pham's friend: She wanted to be a nurse since fourth grade

Nina Pham's friends are stepping up to help in her battle with Ebola. Sarah Strittmatter has been friends with Nina since the two were in third grade, and she set up a fund to help Nina and her family with their expenses. Sarah told Anderson about growing up together and she described Nina as has someone with a great heart and an incredible spirit.

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October 14th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

CDC announces new Ebola response teams

If there are any more cases of Ebola in the U.S. the CDC says it now has a team ready to respond. It will include experts in infection control, protective equipment and experimental therapies. Anderson spoke with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden who detailed the plan and discussed what more could have been done to possibly save Thomas Duncan.

Anderson discussed the CDC's protocols for Ebola protection with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and former CDC disease detective Dr. Seema Yasmin.

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October 14th, 2014
06:52 PM ET

You can help support Nina Pham and her family

Nina's friend Sarah Strittmatter set up a fund to help her and her family.

You can learn more and contribute by clicking here.

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October 13th, 2014
11:53 PM ET

Can dogs transmit Ebola to humans?

The Ebola diagnosis for Nina Pham is raising new questions about pets who are exposed to Ebola. Authorities in Dallas say they decided not to euthanize Pham's dog, but it is being monitored by animal control officials and the SPCA.

The dog that belonged to a Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola was not so lucky.

There are no documented cases of a dog spreading Ebola to a human. However, at least one study found dogs can get Ebola without showing symptoms. Anderson discussed this issue with former CDC disease detective Dr. Seema Yasmin and David Sanders, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.

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October 13th, 2014
11:48 PM ET

What happens to waste contaminated with Ebola?

Workers in hazmat suits carried barrels of potentially contaminated items out of Nina Pham's apartment. Tonight we are learning that the incinerated ashes of items exposed to Thomas Duncan remain in limbo. Louisiana's Attorney Genera is refusing to allow a waste company to bring those ashes to a landfill in his state. Drew Griffin has the latest.

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October 13th, 2014
11:38 PM ET

Why removing an Ebola protective suit is so dangerous

It is still unclear how nurse Nina Pham contracted Ebola. An official tells CNN that CDC disease detectives interviewed her several times and thought there were "inconsistencies" in the type of protective gear that she wore, along with the process of putting it on and taking it off. Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows what that process looks like and why it is so difficult.

Anderson spoke with Dr. Phil Smith who is the Medical Director of the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit. They discussed the intense training and drills that his staff went through to prepare for treating Ebola patients, including NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo.

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October 13th, 2014
11:16 PM ET

Anderson Cooper traces his family's roots through the Deep South

You are used to seeing Anderson Cooper telling other people's stories on AC360, now he is telling his own.  Anderson has been tracing his family's roots and uncovered remarkable secrets that he never imagined.

For the first time, Anderson learns that his ancestors who fought on opposite sides of the Civil War nearly met on the same battlefield. He also learned about a distant relative who was killed by a slave that he owned.

That's not all Anderson found when he traveled to trace his roots in Mississippi and Louisiana.

You can learn more about Anderson's journey along with those of other CNN anchors at CNN.com/Roots

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. shared new information for Anderson about the slaves owned by his distance ancestor. Professor Gates traced Anderson's family tree for a recent episode of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS.

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