Transcript for Ebola Numbers on the Rise
We turn to the growing ebola fears, new and frightening Numbers coming in. ABC news was the first to show you the images inside the plane that brought the doctor and the aid worker home. The newest patient not strong enough to walk in, wheeled into the hospital in Atlanta on a stretcher. Tonight her family revealing her condition just as we learn of the new toll in this outbreak. ABC's Steve osunsami in Atlanta again tonight. Reporter: Tonight as those two American missionaries try to fight off ebola in isolation units in this hospital, M the family of Nancy writebol sharing in a statement that mom is tired from travel but continues to fight the virus and strengthen her faith. Doctors tell us that this far into the disease it's the around the clock western level of care that's their best hope. The key here is excellent nursing, frequent vital dehydrated patient giving iv fluids. Reporter: In Liberia it was like stepping back in time. When the patient arrived she was in a, I would call it a large pick-up with a tarp over it that it appeared that is used as an ambulance transport in that area. Reporter: ABC news obtained this short video from inside the plane on one of the long trips home. Those are zip ties holding up a plastic barrier. That's the containment pod. Inside it a healthcare worker in a protective suit looking after one of the patients. The situation in west Frick is getting worse. Today international health authorities report more than 900 dead. The CDC reporting its highest response. We were on the ground in Liberia where we saw a field of makeshift grave markers, so many families robbed by the disease. Healthcare workers trying to walk into homes with six family members are meeting resistance. They're scared, sometimes refusing to be hospitalized. The missionaries say there is one positive to all of this. Ebola has been an issue for africans for decades. But for the first time it's capturing the attention of Americans.
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