October 21st, 2014
01:04 AM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Ebola conspiracies

The Ebola outbreak has given some people license to let their conspiracy flags fly. That includes an anti-vaccine activist blaming drug companies, a Liberian newspaper blaming the U.S., even a Republican Congressman who claims that Ebola entered the U.S. because President Obama wanted it to. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has called for a travel ban from the Ebola hot zone to try to stop the disease from entering the U.S. Anderson discussed it with her and Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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October 17th, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Hope riding on ZMapp

The Obama administration has asked three labs to scale up production of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp. Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol both received ZMapp before they were airlifted back to the U.S. Thomas Duncan and other patients were given other experimental drugs because there wasn't any more ZMapp. So far, it has not been studied in rigorous clinical trials and no one can say for sure that it actually helps patients.

Anderson discussed the hopes and risks of ZMapp with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, former CDC disease detective Dr. Seema Yasmin and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine's Dr. William Fischer II.

Earlier this year, Dr. Fischer treated Ebola patients in Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders. He wrote a series of moving e-mails that you can read here.

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October 16th, 2014
11:26 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's journey to India to uncover his family's roots

Dr. Sanjay Gupta went on a journey with his family to find their roots in India. He accompanied both of his parents back to their hometowns and found a family history that dates back 40 generations. While in India, Dr. Gupta's daughters joined him in laying new roots for future generations to uncover.

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October 16th, 2014
11:15 PM ET

Unanswered questions about Ebola

It seems like each day new questions surface about Ebola. We have heard repeatedly that quarantines for Ebola should last 21 days. What if that advice is outdated? It turns out there is still a lot that science doesn't know about Ebola. Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a closer look.

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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
11:11 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 6th, 2014
10:50 PM ET

Parents never saw symptoms before 4-year-old died from enterovirus

A four-year-old New Jersey boy is the first confirmed fatality from enterovirus D68. It is a particularly nasty strain of a common respiratory virus. It has sickened hundreds of children across the country. Eli Waller was killed by the virus, even though he reportedly had no symptoms. Susan Candiotti has the latest.

Anderson spoke with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about Eli's case and why some children with Enterovirus are experiencing paralysis.

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October 1st, 2014
11:15 PM ET

AC360 answers viewer questions about Ebola

There are so many questions and concerns about Ebola and what this first case in the U.S. really means. Viewers have been sending us questions on Facebook and Twitter. We got answers from Dr. Irwin Redlener, Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and David Quammen, author of "Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus."

You can watch part 2 of tonight's Q & A.

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September 16th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

President Obama calls Ebola "a potential threat to global security"

Up to 3,000 U.S. troops could be heading to Liberia to help in the battle against Ebola. President Obama addressed the crisis today in a speech at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Global health officials have been sounding the alarm about this outbreak and begging for help. Can the president's plan help end this outbreak? Anderson discussed it with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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September 8th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Why are hundreds of kids getting sick? 

It starts out seeming like an ordinary cold, but in a matter of hours it could leave a child gasping for air. So far, hundreds of children in at least ten states have been sickened and the virus appears to be spreading to kids and not adults. Health officials fear the outbreak is still in its early stages. Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Anderson about what to do if you suspect your child may be suffering from enterovirus.

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