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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October 13th, 2014
11:11 PM ET

New case of Ebola in Texas: Nurse's neighbors worry

Gary Tuchman spoke to the neighbors of Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who is now fighting Ebola. One neighbor describes her as someone who is friendly, positive and always has a smile. But others were quick to express their fears about the spread of the disease.

How concerned should the community really be? Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Peter Shearer, Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Seema Yasmin, who is a former CDC disease detective.

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October 13th, 2014
01:29 PM ET

Anderson Cooper traces his roots

It's Anderson Cooper like you have never seen him before.

This time, Anderson is telling his own story. Join his CNN Roots journey tonight at 8 p.m. ET on AC360.

See more at CNN.com/Roots

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