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August 4th, 2014
10:47 PM ET

CNN reporter travels to the epicenter of Ebola

On Monday evening, Erin Burnett welcomed CNN's David McKenzie, who offered his first-hand insight after traveling into the epicenter of the worst Ebola epidemic in history.

Among the African nations, the Ebola outbreak has hit Sierra Leone the hardest.

Driving through the West African country, McKenzie observed the desolate region as government officials in Sierra Leone have shut down the entire country for what they're referring to as a day for “reflection.”

The fear of Ebola is spreading with the disease itself, and the country is doing the best it can to spread the word about the disease that has already infected 646 people in Sierra Leone alone.

Watch the above video for McKenzie's tour of several checkpoints that have been set up around the epicenter, the Kailahun District, where the biggest battles are being fought.

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