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(Studio: Ana Cabrera) The transmission of the Ebola virus to a Dallas hospital nurse who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Duncan reported. [CDC director Dr. Tom FRIEDEN- says a breach in protocol resulted in this infection.] [Registered nurse Katy ROEMER- says we cannot blame the health care providers who are risking their lives to provide care.] A possible Ebola case in Boston noted. Live discussion held with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Homeland Security Department Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs Dr. Alexander Garza, and infectious diseases and public health specialist Dr. Celine Gounder about the new developments and the remarks from Texas Health Resources Dr. Daniel Varga about the condition of the nurse, the system of monitoring, quarantine & isolation and the precautions taken by the nurse. [FAUCI - says it’s likely there was an inadvertent, innocent breach; comments on the treatment of the NBC cameraman in Nebraska.] [GARZA - responds to a question from viewer Scott Park about the protocols.] [GOUNDER - responds to Frieden’s recommendations about protective equipment; comments on the variability of procedures across the US.]
- Cabrera, Ana
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