October 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM The Country At The Epicenter Of The Ebola Outbreak. We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)
Maybe, maybe we are getting on top of our tiny Ebola outbreak in the United States. One sick arrival and two nurses. But in West Africa, where this worst of all Ebola outbreaks took off, the outlook is still shockingly daunting. Heading for 5,000 dead. Or maybe 12,000. By the beginning of December, the region could see 10,000 new cases a week. Will need 19,000 doctors, nurses, paramedics. In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea – they’re not there. This hour On Point: We go to Ebola’s epicenter in West Africa to assess the spread.