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in the months before and after their kidnap also. >> thanks very much. let's hope these school girls are freed and freed soon. >> that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'll be back at 5:00 with "the situation room." "newsroom" with brooke baldwin starts now. >> great to be with you on this friday. i'm brooke baldwin. have to share this huge development with you in this battle against ebola here in america. a new man is in charge. this is the thing. this ebola czar has zero medical experience. his name is ron klain. let me rundown his experience. lawyer by training. early in his career he was a clerk for byron white. he served as chief of staff to both vice president joe biden and also to then vice president al gore. he then left the white house in
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2011 to become president of case holdings. that's the holding company for former aol chairman steve case. so let me bring in elaine. welcome. >> thank you very much for having me. >> so you worked very closely with him under vice president gore and i'm sure he's an excellent communications person and political operative but doesn't the nation need a medical expert at the helm at this time. >> ron has not been appointed to treat the disease. he's appointed him to coordinate the governmental response. the governmental response runs from transportation, from the faa, what do we do when a flight coming into the united states has someone on it who appears to be sick with ebola? tsa. checking passengers who come
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into the country. education. what about schools? what if something happens in a school? military. how about all of those men and women over there trying to help in the crisis in africa and what about when they come back? what do we do with them? our aid to africa trying to help this. in other words, the governmental response has little to do with the medicine part of the ebola crisis. >> let me pushback. i had someone on the show who worked in biodefense under two administrations, both bush and cl clinton. this is both security and medical. it's really sport of intertwined in 2014. we do know that he will have to speak about things medicinal about the science. still, i push you a little bit on that. >> sure. look, i suspect that knowing ron as i do that when there is
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something to be talked about that's scientific or purely medical, he's going to call upon the best doctors in the country at the cdc or wherever they are and they will be speaking and he'll be introducing them. what he's going to do is look across the hall of government, military, foreign aid, security issues, education issues, and most importantly right now transportation issues, and making sure that the government is making the right decision, the coordinated decision, to make sure that this does not become a bigger crisis than it is. that job is not a job that most doctors are trained to do. that's a job that somebody with ron's background is in fact trained to do. >> let me ask you because you bring up a great point about transportation and part of this debate played out yesterday in testimony on capitol hill and it continues to do so this issue of potentially banning travel from these west african countries. we've heard dr. frieden at the cdc saying it just wouldn't work. his word was inappropriate.
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knowing mr. klain as you do, do you have any idea where he would stand on that specific issue? >> i don't have any idea. i think this is why he's been appointed. unlike someone whose specialty is disease, ron's specialty is in fact the whole of government. i think that -- i suspect one of the first things ron is going to have to sit down and do is look at faa, tsa in particular, our two most important transportation agencies and figure out what the right protocol is for travel in order to make sure that we don't make any mistakes and don't let this thing become bigger than it has become. >> that's the thing americans are talking about. no matter where you go these days. thank you so much for your time. i really appreciate you from washington this afternoon. here's the update on these young women who have ebola. ebola patient nina pham has some symptoms but is said to be doing "quite well" in her new hospital bed at the national institutes of health. she was that first nurse
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diagnosed with ebola after caring for thomas eric duncan, the liberian man that died of ebola at that dallas hospital. pham was definitely emotional but as you'll see upbeat in this video released by the texas hospital where she worked. >> gosh. look at that. today the cdc wants to hear from passengers on both frontier airlines flight. a cdc official says vinson may have had symptoms as early as friday. that's when she hopped on that initial flight. her uncle disputes that. watch this interview with us
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here at cnn. >> amber has directly told me that she felt fine. she felt well until tuesday morning. tuesday morning she woke up and felt that she should take herself in. she checked her temperature. it was actually below the threshold. she was 100.3. >> let's talk about both of these nurses with elizabeth cohen working this from the get-go in dallas for us. can you bring us up to speed as far as how these two nurses are doing as far as we know today? >> nih had a press conference and talked about nina pham's condition saying she's in fair condition and she's expected to get better. she's sitting up. she's able to eat. she's interacting with staff. we saw that in the video that you just showed. she's very fatigued.
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that's expected with an ebola patient. we don't know about how amber vinson is doing at emory. emory says her family has requested privacy so they're not giving updates. >> you mentioned the video. i don't know if we can play it again as i talk to you. a lot of people are seeing for the first time -- we talk about these nurses who have ebola. we talk about how they have left this dallas hospital for either emory or nih but seeing it for the first time, you see her in this hospital bed and i don't know if it's a doctor or a nurse, as we've been talking so much about, you see them head to toe in this facemask we have to closed caption what he's saying to her. >> from what we heard about what went on inside this hospital earlier, this is a far cry from the protective gear that they were wearing before. we don't know what they were wearing before but this appears
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to be much more covered. this is medicine in the making. they have never treated an ebola patient here before. they didn't train on how to treat an ebola patient. when they got one walking through the door, they didn't know exactly what to do. that's why, brooke, a lot of public health experts said from the get-go these patients should have been transferred to emory or nih or one of the other official biocontainment hospitals. they train. they know how to do this. just because you know how to treat breast cancer or do heart surgery, doesn't mean you know how to safely take care of an ebola patient. >> totally different game is what it sounds like. gosh, can't help but feel for her sitting in that hospital bed. thank you, elizabeth cohen. while one worker who cared for duncan is now on a cruise ship. did you hear about this? and the country of belize says you can't dock on our shores. thousands of passengers waiting. we'll hear from someone onboard and one of the nurses at this
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they took that frontier airlines flight along with amber vinson back to texas. this is video from that flight. you can't see amber vinson in it. this is an image of the boarding pass for flight 1143. now these two guys say they are stuck in their own homes out of work now but just a tad anxious because they sat close to this young woman. they join me live from their own homes because they're not going anywhere right now. you both self-quarantined. you did this to yourselves. thanks for joining me. and let me just begin with you axle. do you even remember -- there's so many people on a plane. do you know where amber vinson sat? do you remember seeing her? >> no, no i don't remember anything. as you can see from video i was asleep except for taylor messing with me through the entire
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flight. but we were told by the dallas county health department that she was within three feet and so that's close proximity so we're being monitored and we have heavy monitoring for the next 21 days or so. >> let me just back up. you're on this plane three feet away. i'm assuming neither of you all then saw her. is that correct, taylor, you didn't see her either? >> yeah. i didn't see her. i didn't hear anybody coughing or sneezing or anything. i would have noticed that. just as for her, i didn't even pay attention. >> okay. so since that flight, who have you all been in touch with? let's just begin with texas health department. taylor, have they contacted you? >> the texas health department contacted me yesterday. and they're having a nurse come out twice a day to check my temperature. the only contact i've got from the cdc was a package on my doorstep today basically saying
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that i couldn't travel on public transportation. >> can't travel on public transportation so i'm assuming that includes more than just an airplane, a bus, a train, et cetera. >> trains, buses, cruise ships. >> okay. and then axle, i know you called the cdc. did i hear you were put on hold for a little bit of time? >> i was put on hold and given the option of having them call me back because wait time was currently 81 minutes. i opted to have them call me back. it took around 100 minutes to get a call back. >> so you got the call back -- go ahead. >> at that point they took down my contact information and they asked if i had any questions and i made a few inquiries which they said they did not know but that a specialist would be in contact so it was 24 hours later until i was contacted from the dallas county health department. >> what kinds of questions were
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asked of you? >> she was asking if i remembered anything, hadwho i h been in contact with and basically said that there's a very low risk is what she told me but that's not very comforting considering how the cdc has been back pedalling for this entire situation. they said that the quarantine was voluntary at this point but to look for it to become mandatory, which i don't really care because we're both quarantining ourselves for people that we care about. we're doing that for the good of everyone and not just ourselves. and so they didn't really tell either me or taylor anything that we hadn't already been doing. checking our temperature. not to get on an airplane when we had been exposed to somebody that has now been diagnosed with ebola. >> so you have taken -- both of you have taken this upon yourself to stay in your homes and stay away from your loved
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ones for the next 21 days, taylor, are you staying put right there? >> yeah, that's right. i told everybody that i know just to completely stay away from my property. don't even come in my driveway. i just have taken every precaution necessary to keep everybody safe. >> let me just -- i think a lot of people understand and respect absolutely all the measures that both of you are taking but again i go back to hearing from these doctors saying, listen, ebola as far as we know is only spread if you have been in contact -- i hear you, three feet away is not nothing but in contact or bodily fluid exchange between someone who has ebola. so is anyone in your world to either of you saying you're taking this too far? >> i think anybody -- we're getting conflicting information from a lot of the experts on saying how it can be contracted. there's not a lot of research out there and so a lot of the
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experts are still, you know, back pedalling or saying she could have coughed in her hand and it could be in saliva and there's ambiguity on how it could be spread and we don't know. we're also assuming that at this point that the virus has not mutated. and, you know, so until it mutates, we can treat it as if it's going to be the same or we can take precautionary measures and stop it before it ever has the chance to mutate, before it has a chance to reinfect multiple people. so everybody has been abundantly supportive of what we've been doing because rather than saying that we're going to try to go within the guidelines that cdc has set, we're going to go within the guidelines and say that we're going to take the most preventive measures possible in order to protect everyone and if other people had taken preventive measures like that, then, you know, we
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probably wouldn't be here in the first place. >> i am sorry i'm having to talk to both of you given your current situations but i appreciate you all taking the time to come on and maybe if you're saying put for the next 21 days, we'll check in and see how you two are faring. thank you both very much. >> thank you for having us on. >> coming up next, one of the workers who may have carried thomas eric duncan's lab specimens is right now sitting onboard a cruise ship and belize is refusing to allow that ship to dock with thousands of passengers onboard. we'll talk to someone on that ship coming up. also ahead, the hospital reveals a blistering response to this nurse who has made these explosi explosive ae explosive allegations about the care that thomas eric duncan received before he died. but when we start worrying about tomorrow, we miss out on the things that matter today. ♪
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>> some of the worries over the reach of ebola has spread from the air to the sea. another employee from that dallas hospital, dallas texas presbyterian onboard a carnival cruise liner called the "magic." this woman is a lab supervisor who may have handled thomas eric duncan's fluid samples. she got on a cruise headed toward mexico where the u.s. state department wanted to evacuate her near belize's international airport, that country said no. rene marsh joins me now. what did he or she tell you?
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>> reporter: i can tell you an update on the ship's position. it's now off the coast of mexico because everyone onboard that cruise ship was supposed to enjoy cozumel, mexico. the mexican authorities did not clear the ship to dock there so they were all kind of stuck for a while. they had been waiting for several hours and we just got word from the cruise line that they are now heading back to galveston, texas, because the mexican authorities did not clear them to dock there. they are slated to arrive on sunday. back to that passenger who is onboard as we speak. spoke to him earlier today. he says as far as the mood goes, people are not panicked but it's definitely a talker. everyone is talking about it. the computers are all packed. people are looking up ebola. getting smart on how you may contract the disease. he says there's not a feeling of panic. he did also describe to me the moment the captain broke the
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news to them that this lab worker was onboard. take a listen. >> they never said ebola. they said the hospital several times where this person worked but never said the word ebola. not sure why. maybe they didn't want to cause panic on the boat. clearly everybody knew what they were talking about. >> all right. so again, that is from the passenger there describing how they got the news. they never used the word ebola but everyone knew what the captain was talking about when he made that statement. >> so we know this employee may have handled duncan's fluid samples. we don't know that for sure. we're 19 days into this 21-day quarantine. really, i know you're not a doctor but as far as everything we learned about ebola and what you're hearing from medical personnel with regard to what's happening on this cruise line, is there a real danger?
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>> reporter: at this point all health officials are saying the risk is extremely low. you just said it. we're 19 days in with this particular worker. we've been saying all along incubation period for ebola is 21 days. we're right at the cusp there. she's being kept again away from everyone else in her cabin. her travel mate also being quarantined within that cabin as well. so the feeling is that everything that's being done is being done out of an abundance of caution. there is no fear on behalf of the health officials that anyone onboard that ship as we speak is in any sort of danger. >> okay. perspective. very important here. rene marsh, thank you. >> it's outrageous. the most outrageous part about it is that every time i think about the facts that i'm saying right now, i just know that the nurses that have been infected. >> that dallas hospital is now
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responding to that nurse who is making multiple allegations about the way the hospital handled that initial ebola patient from liberia and the people caring for him. could there be a legal case here? jeffrey toobin joins me next. i'm only in my 60's.
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her and others to ebola. she's exposing the hospital for oversights happening two weeks into the crisis at this particular hospital and she talked to cnn's anderson cooper just last night and so she says the hospital was chaotic. it wasn't ready when the first man that came from liberia to dallas died. thomas eric duncan was his name. he showed up in the e.r. back in september. this particular nurse that anderson talked to didn't actually provide care for duncan but she did care for nina pham, the first nurse who contracted ebola diagnosed just this past weekend. she's the one now sitting in a hospital bed at the national institutes of health. aguirre said she threw a fit when her protective gear exposed her neck and she was told a suit that would fully cover her was still on order. >> it's outrageous. the most outrageous part about it is that every time i think about the facts that i'm saying
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right now, i just know that the nurses that have been infected they were dealing with the same equipment while they were dealing with so much more than i dealt with personally. they were dealing with an ebola positive patient with copious secretions of diarrhea, vomiting, continuous dialysis and put their lives on the line without the proper equipment. >> you believe nurse pham was wearing that kind of equipment when she was exposed? >> i know she was because the equipment we needed was still on order. >> all right. here he is cnn's senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin. she has all of these issues with the hospital, the way in which they reacted and perhaps didn't react. with your legal hat on, where would this stand? >> the first thing in any legal situation is you need to know the facts. you need to know who was in
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charge. what they -- >> we don't have facts. >> that's right. obviously this nurse has a story to tell about what she regards as improper behavior by the supervisors at the hospital. it would be certainly important to hear their side of the story. also, the whole idea of suing someone is based on the idea of reasonable care. did the hospital exercise reasonable care? this is an extraordinary situation. we don't know what reasonable care is when it comes to ebola because no one in the history of united states had ever treated ebola before. >> that's pretty stunning. >> it's true. that was the first case in american history. >> that doesn't mean people won't try to sue. hang with me for a second. >> this is america. people sue all the time. >> this is from the hospital responding late last night with this new press release. they admit making mistakes saying we have conducted
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interviews with well over 100 caregivers involved in mr. duncan's care. some multiple times. the theme we heard is that all caregivers were compliant with utilizing the protective personal equipment in accordance with guidelines from the cdc. the cdc guidelines change frequently and those changes were frustrating to them and to management. reading the tea leaves, this is the hospital saying it was cdc guidelines. >> and one very clear rule is that it is almost impossible to sue the government for misconduct in a situation like this. you can't sue the cdc. there's a concept called sovereign immunity. almost impossible. it could be the defense if the hospital gets sued saying we were following the guidance we got from the part of the federal government that is in charge of responding to infectious diseases like that. so there are a lot of complexities. the most important thing is
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let's learn the facts first. let's learn what the hospital really did before anybody talks about suing them. >> same with this nurse who got on the plane. >> her role in all of this is certainly worthy of investigation because even if the hospital behaved appropriately, if a nurse did not, if she knowingly exposed others to risks, you can't fault the hospital for that. >> boy, complicated. jeffrey toobin, thank you very much. coming up next, are people across the country incredibly frightened about ebola or do most people believe these certain finite cases are isolated? we'll take a closer look at some of the fear and maybe overreaction to this deadly virus across the country and a major announcement by the world health organization today. this group says one west african country is now ebola free. which country successfully battled ebola and can we, the united states, learn anything from what they accomplished?
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with everything that's been happening recently, are you worried about getting ebola? that question across the united states and actually one out of five people will say yes, they are afraid of getting ebola. as ted rowlands discovered, ebola is breeding unhealthy levels of fear far beyond the range of the actual virus. >> reporter: the fear of ebola is fraying nerves and ringing false alarms across the country. in southern california, a section of southwestern college was unnecessarily closed over an ebola scare thursday. in texas and ohio, elementary schools were closed out of abundance of caution after possible connections to the flight that nurse amber vinson took before testing positive. and in missoula, montana, the
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site of one of four hospitals, fear that ebola may be coming. >> it's a scary disease. i would not like to see a bunch of people coming with it. >> people are scared of anything new. >> reporter: at joe's barber shop in chicago, ebola is a major topic of conversation. what scares you about it? >> it's just frightening just to think that something so simple as a touch can just be contracted to anyone. >> reporter: ron says one of his concerns is flying. >> i'm not to the point where i would not get on a plane but it's in the back of my mind, absolutely. >> reporter: according to a new poll, 43% of americans are very worried or somewhat worried that they or an immediate family member will get ebola and 65% of americans say they're concerned about the possibility of a widespread epidemic in the u.s.
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>> this isn't a situation where individuals are magnifying the awfulness of it but they are magnifying the risk of getting it. >> reporter: the odds are miniscule but it's natural for people to fear it. >> it makes sense for us to be scared of it and to have a natural anxiety just as you would if you saw a bus coming to you as you were crossing the street. >> reporter: and while one probably has a much better chance of getting hit by a bus than getting ebola, americans continue to worry. ted rowlands, cnn, chicago. >> ted, thank you very much. coming up next, we have breaking news for you in the war against isis. u.s. air strikes suddenly appear to be working at least in this key border city of kobani. hear what isis is doing differently that is putting a huge target on their backs and an interview i do not want you to miss.
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isis was startling. take a look. joining us now is a kurdish reporter based there in stockholm, sweden, traveling to iraq and syria recently to profile these ethic fighters on the front lines many of whom are women. i want to you watch this part of her revealing report. >> i have been following the kurdish women fighters for some years now but they have been fighting at the front line for more than 30 years. they have been fighting for their rights in the kurdish areas in iraq, turkey, syria and iraq. she's been fighting for over ten years now. this time i meet them they are not fighting a government, but isis in the kurdish parts of iraq. even though they are simply armed, they're determined to stay and fight and prevent isis from getting to the old city of kirkuk and before it's time to change to the next group, they write down their thoughts. we have been present when
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history is written but not mentioned. this time we will be mentioned and seen. one of 40 million kurds without a country. >> and thank you so much for joining me. absolutely phenomenal reporting there. >> thank you. >> so here's what i want to begin with. i'm wondering, what surprised you more? that so many fighters are women or that they are coming together all these different nationalities and they are united and liberated in battle? >> i would say both. i mean, i'm kurdish and i've heard these stories. i've heard a lot of women do go to battle but still i was surprised. you're not used to seeing women with uniform with a gun. >> what is their motivation to leave their homes, leave their
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families, and fight? >> i would say their motivation is something we take for granted. to be equal. to have the right to speak your mind. to do what you want to do, to become what you want to become. those simple things motivates them. and because they have this background by not being able to do this and when they joined the guerrillas they feel equalness and they want to fight even more for it. >> the sense of inequality is something they're accustomed to given this part of the world and the culture from which they come. my question would be since they are fighting alongside a lot of men from this part of the world, how do the men receive these women? >> i felt like they were even proud. they were proud that the women were among them and very often they said they fight even harder than us. when a fellow gets injured, it's almost always the woman who is the first one on spot to help. >> a lot of these female fighters they are actually
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taking the time to chronicle their roles in this war in their journals, in their diaries. did they share any of that with you? >> they were writing about what they missed and their dreams and what they did that day and friends they lost in the battle. about what gives them courage. they all knew about what happened to the yazidi people and many wrote them as something they would like to fight for. >> you bring up the yazidis. let me just show you what you found. >> the journey takes six hours unless we get lost since much of the driving is through the barron desert. we try to avoid the roads
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because of land mines and ieds that have been rigged by isis. village after village we pass are empty if not destroyed and leveled to the ground. i begin to understand how heavy the weapons were isis used in its attacks. i meet the yazidi man who has chosen to stay and protect it from isis. there are not many but determined to stay and fight together with the kurdish syrian. despite the difficult times the people hering going through, i see the strength and i see the smile and i do feel hope. and when the sun comes up every morning and families here from the top of the mountain see their city in isis hands, i admire their strength even more for wanting to stay here. >> you talk about their strength. what remains for them now? >> they still have hope.
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they still have hope because they feel like somebody is still there protecting them. and that is really important. i mean, i myself have been a f refug refugee. you don't want to sit and wait. that kills you. you feel hope getting further away from you. >> since this is such a personal story for you being a journalist and also being kurdish, what's the one thing that you won't forget? >> the smiles. the hope. when you go to these places, i mean, you just keep shaking your head. you don't understand and you just want to ask them how can you go on like this? how can you live like this? when you feel the smiles and they say it's going to be okay, everything will be okay one day, that's what i bring with me and that's when i feel that my work becomes even more important to do it. this is my journey to go there and get their voices, get their memories, take it back with me. >> you can tell it's personal. you've done this with sincerity.
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phenomenal reporting talking to these different women. thank you so much. coming up, the cdc says the second ebola infected nurse could have been sick on her first flight which means there is now a race to find those passengers on that plane. we'll talk live with a former disease detective on how they retrace those steps and when amber vinson was in ohio, she went to a bridal shop with her bridesmaids. wait until you hear what health officials did with her. this is cnn's special live coverage. i was out for a bike ride. i didn't think i'd have a heart attack. but i did. i'm mike, and i'm very much alive. now my doctor recommends a
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while american health officials are scrambling to stop the spread of ebola here in the united states, the news out of africa is more optimistic than it has been in days. let me send you three reports beginning with cnn's senior international reporter nic robertson. >> reporter: the world health organization, w.h.o. anuances that senegal is free from ebola. a w.h.o. official said the reason senegal and nigeria have done so well to combat their outbreaks of ebola was quick tracing of all of the contacts those infected people had. they said that's key for
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combatting ebola in west africa right now and also key taking quick samples and getting those samples checked by authorities and also they say a public awareness campaign so the public knows what to do, who to turn to, if they notice somebody has or is showing symptoms of ebola. they also say very important that healthcare workers need more help. more than 400 healthcare workers infected and more than 200 have died. they want healthcare workers to get more protective equipment and more training on how to use it. >> reporter: a collective sigh of relief in spain this day from the deputy prime minister at a press conference on down the line that four people rushed into hospital on thursday on fears they might have the ebola virus, they were exhibiting fever-like symptoms, have all tested negative on their first test. they remain in hospitals pending a second test. a man told authorities he had
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been in nigeria recently. he had tremors. he was rushed in in a specialized ambulance. the workers in specialized protective suits. also testing negative a red cross worker in west africa treating other ebola patients. that leaves just one confirmed case in spain. she's at this hospital behind me. a nurse's aid who doctors say is doing better, has been joking with her medical team taking care of her and a family friend came out and said she's taking liquids like juices and broths so that's beyond water so there's hope right there. now, overall in spain, more than 80 people remain under ebola watch. most of them at their homes. none of them showing symptoms and there are about a fourth of them about 20 of them, in hospitals. >> reporter: the french began airport checks for ebola here this weekend but in reality that means they are just checking one flight per day.
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the flight that operates between guinea and paris. there are no other direct flights between the three western african countries where ebola is raging and france. the passengers onboard that flight are given a questionnaire and asked to fill out their names, addresses and where they can be found and when they deplane, their temperatures are checked with a laser thermometer so there's no physical contact. if anyone shows symptoms, red cross teams and civil protection teams are standing by. we continue on hour number two. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. in this desperate push to stop ebola in its tracks, america has a new man in charge. his name ron klain. he has an impressive resume but i need to point out none of it has a thing to do with ebola or for that matter any type of healthcare and that does have some people wondering why