September 2nd, 2014
11:29 PM ET

Another American doctor is diagnosed with Ebola

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.

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  1. warthog6

    Anyone else notice that this is the ONLY page related to Ebola, on the entire CNN site, where comments are allowed?

    Its almost like there's an organized cooperation between the media and the government to keep us silent about their mismanagement.

    In fact, I'm sure of it.

    September 3, 2014 at 4:10 am |
  2. warthog6

    Nobody is "battling" Ebola. Its not a war, and nobody's fighting. Its ridiculous to take a "war" approach to a disease.

    What prevents PANDEMICS is not getting aggressive and attacking an enemy. Its about KEEPING IT OUT OF THE US.

    Its no surprise that the fool at the CDC who decided to bring Ebola to the US was the same reckless fool who had all his labs shut down for mass exposure of live anthrax to over 80 people.

    I'd like to think our government is run by competent professionals who err on the side of caution, and will keep us safe from this nightmare, but I've lived too long and seen too much to lie to myself about it.

    I'd bet the farm that our government will continue shipping Ebola patients into the US until there's a local pandemic, and everyone will argue that it was bound to happen anyway, and isn't it better we get experienced with it.

    One thing is for sure: when the pandemic hits the US, you can absolutely count on the politicians, the media, and the general public to be parroting a justification that makes mass casualties seem unpreventable and totally reasonable–while trivializing everyone who says "I told you so!" as just paranoid and reactive.

    Every time totally preventable catastrophes hit the US, they always seem so well justified, don't they?

    September 3, 2014 at 4:04 am |

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