Years ago, before Ebola had a name, Dr. Thomas Cairns was working in Africa. He was carrying out an autopsy when he accidentally pricked his finger. In an instant, he had contracted a deadly virus, but at the time nobody knew what it was. And unlike so many, he lived to tell the tale.
Watch the above video as Erin Burnett welcomes Dr. Cairns for a live interview. He explains the symptoms he experienced, his remarkable recovery, and the odds that a blood transfusion from a survivor, like himself, could save today’s victims.