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