The Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea is now in its ninth month and it looks likely to continue. Some 5000 people have died of Ebola in these three countries. Other African nations, like Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization. Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, has just returned from a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia. She’s put herself on a self-imposed quarantine and she joins us, via phone from quarantine, to give us an update on the state of the epidemic.
(photo: Ebola health care workers carry the body of a middle aged man that they suspected of dying from the Ebola, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh))