October 20th, 2014
11:20 PM ET

What is it like to treat Ebola patients from inside a 'space suit'

Dr. Steven Hatch is an infectious disease specialist volunteering at a clinic in Liberia run by the International Medical Corps. Before he left, he wrote about why he chose one of the toughest jobs in the world:

"Why do firefighters run headlong to the fire? To put it out, of course. Ebola is not really different, and it is my fire; along with many other colleagues, I go to put it out."

He spoke to Anderson about the challenges of treating patients from inside suits that do not allow physical contact and even prevent patients from seeing the full faces of the people caring for them.

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