CDC Sending 50 Specialists to Africa to Contain a ‘Terrible, Merciless Virus’

“I can understand why people are scared of Ebola. It’s deadly. It’s gruesome death. It’s a terrible, merciless virus,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told “Fox News Sunday.”

Not only are two infected Americans returning to the United States, but CDC is sending 50 disease control specialists to three West African countries to “help them find, respond to and stop the spread of the disease.”

Frieden said those public health experts “know how to stop Ebola,” but it will take time, and in the meantime, “our fears are not going to overwhelm our compassion.”

“We care for our own. We bring people home if they need to come home, and we will stop the outbreak in Africa, but it’s not going to be quick, it’s not going to be easy, and it’s quite possible we’ll see it get worse before it gets better there.”