Now to an abc news exclusive exclusive. Against one of the most deadly diseases, ebola. Experts from disease control have rushed in, and abc's dr. Richard besser, a former head of the cbc reports from... See More
Now to an abc news exclusive exclusive. Against one of the most deadly diseases, ebola. Experts from disease control have rushed in, and abc's dr. Richard besser, a former head of the cbc reports from uganda tonight. Reporter: It's the 8,000-mile tour into the hot zone as we travel with the cbc, joining the hunt for one of the world's deadliest diseases. Movies such as "contagion" have tried to capture the terror of thadly virus. We make our way into the hospital where ebola patients are being treated and suited up with even more protective gear. Every part of my body is covered. Even a ski mask over my eyes. There's not one spot of my body that is it exposed. One careless mistake can be deadly. I have to say that the few things that I've done in medicine, that are as nerve-racking as going into this place. We enter. Those are the sleeping over there. Over there. And over there. They don't know how these patients got ebola, but we do know that very close contact with body fluids can spread it. Anytime someone touches something, they are quickly sprayed down with disinfectant. Thank you. Reporter: What makes it so terrify in a few days there can be fever. And organs can fail. Uncontrollable bleeding can start. There is no treatment. More than half of those who get sick will die. Looking at the patient, the care is basic at best. It is blistering hot. You can only stay in the suits for about 40 minutes. Doctors without borders is the effort on the ground here to make treatment more effective. And the cdc to stop the spread and see what caused it. Cdc's barbara knust sees it as a critical mission. We don't have high walls around the country. Just because something happens as far as africa, doesn't mean it can't happen in the united states. The feeling I had in that ward was absolutely frightening. That's not something we ever want to experience. That's why it's so important the cdc is there to help and learn.
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