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from thats is dr. sema yasmin, currently a professor of public health at the university of texas at dallas and a staff writer at the dallas morning news. sema, always great to see you. the world health organization is warning we could see thousands of new cases every week in the near future. there's concern that the number of sick to make merits worse has actually been understated. why is i.t. getting worse instead of better? >> to answer that question antonio we have to look back to the early days of the epidemic a few months ago and what we're hearing now is that the response then was too little and too late and we're hearing this from medical aid organizations who are saying we really could have done more at that time. that's a really crucial time in the course of any epidemic so they think that the reason this outbreak has become so big and spread so far geographically is really because we didn't do enough in those early days. >> as a result of that in liberia, there aren't enough beds to treat, liberia is facing a serious threat to its national existence, ebola is spreading lik
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from dallas is dr. sema yazmin, a former advisor detector, a staff writer for the dallas morning news. doctor great to have you back. on tuesday the international president of doctors without borders described the situation in west africa to a u.n. panel like this. >> in west africa, cases and death continue to surge. riots are breaking out. isolation centers are overwhelmed. health workers on the front lines are becoming infected and are dying in shocking numbers. entire health system have crumbled. ebola treatment center are reduced to places where people go to die alone. >> at one point the main hospital in monrovia was turning away ebola victims because they were swamped. how dangerous is this situation? is the health care structure in west africa facing a total collapse? >> well, antonio, some would say that the health care system in this region was already crumbling. and that's why we're seeing the spread of the disease at this speed and at this scale that we've never ever seen before. we're hearing from doctors at the organization, doctors without borders that they have a 160 b
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treat it with a little extra caution. >> if your china has allergies and ex-sema, think about boosting your child's i am nuon system. give them probiotic and multisite tin. jon: the usual warnings about washing your hands. >> all of that stuff is very important now. jon: dr. sue, thank you very much. >> thank you. jon: shannon? shannon: jon, brand new stories we're walkworking on the next hour of "happening now." president obama briefing congressional leaders on his plans to brief isis and tomorrow night he will make his case to the american people in a prime time address. >>> worse news confirmed for her family. more than three years after anyone saw nursing student holly bo bo alive. an update on the suspects behind bars in this crime. ♪ in the nation... the safest feature in your car is you. add vanishing deductible from nationwide insurance and get $100 off for every year of safe driving. which for you, shouldn't be a problem. just another way we put members first because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side >> do this again at 1:00? >> yes.
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