As the World Health Organization warns the hot zone of West Africa could see 10,000 new Ebola cases per week, researchers are in a race against the clock to find a miracle drug to stop the epidemic.
Kyung Lah is OutFront.
(CNN) - Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses and monitoring for dozens of people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers. "Any infection is unacceptable," CDC Director Tom Frieden told reporters. He stressed the importance of more training and supervision.
There is a lot of confusion over the CDC guidelines when it comes to monitoring those who come in contact with Ebola patients.
They're receiving different information from different officials on what to do and where they can go. But should a person who spent time with someone with Ebola, be out shopping?
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The pressure is building for President Obama to ban flights to the United States from Ebola hot zones.
But would the idea work?
OutFront, Dr. Ivan Walks, He's The Former District of Columbia Chief Health Officer and Dr. David Dausey. He's an Epidemiologist and Dean of the School of Public Health at Mercyhurst University.
Officials have now identified 16 people, up from 12, who came into close contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. The person at highest risk is her stepfather, who is now under strict quarantine.
Vinson traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and back last week on Frontier airlines.
Frontier has finished notifying some 800 passengers who flew on either of her two flights, as well as those who traveled on those same planes, about Vinson's diagnosis.
OutFront: Gene Nixon, the Health Commissioner for Summit County, Ohio.