Ebola: The Growing Risk

Head of CDC visits Liberia to assess the growing threat of Ebola.
1:07 | 08/27/14

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And now we head back overseas where ABC's chief medical editor Dr. Richard Besser continues his extraordinary reporting. He has traveled to Liberia, the hot zone of ebola where tonight one of America's top health officials, the head of the CDC is on the ground, and rich reports in. Rich? Diane, the head of centers for disease control, Dr. Tom Frieden, is on a fact-finding visit to the region assessing the ebola outbreak. I caught up with him as he toured the largest ebola treatment unit in the country, 120 beds totally full. He told me that this outbreak is a threat not just to the region but to the entire world, and if we don't take aggressive action, we can be dealing with this for years to come. I also saw a glimmer of hope. You remember that clinic I showed you yesterday where patients were waited to be treated, bodies being carried out? Today I saw the construction of a 400-bed ebola treatment center by doctors without borders. This is the kind of center that's going to provide the type of care that could actually save lives.

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