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Attkisson: CDC Not Telling Public About Possible Ebola Cases

By    |   Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 11:40 PM

The government is not telling the public about all the possible cases of Ebola it is monitoring in the United States, says investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson.

There is an effort to control the message, Attkisson said Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Media Buzz."

"A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since they appointed the 'Ebola czar,'" Attkisson said.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was all over the airwaves after the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States in September and when two nurses who treated Ebola victims contracted the virus themselves.

Then, in late October, President Barack Obama appointed political operative Ron Klain as Ebola czar. Klain virtually clammed up, and so did Ebola coverage.

That, Attkisson believes, was by design.

But she said infectious disease experts remain "very concerned" because if Ebola gets out of control in the United States "we will not even be able to, obviously, deal with it."

The reason the public is safer now is because there was media coverage and a public outcry that completely changed how the government was handling the Ebola crisis, Atkisson told host Howard Kurtz.

She said she called CDC recently and asked how many potential cases are actively being monitored in the United States.

She was told there are 1,400 cases.

"I said, 'Where is that on your on your website, these updates?' They said, 'We're not putting it on the web. So, I think there is an effort to control the message and to tamp it down," she said. "This is public information we have a right to know and the media should not hype it, but cover it."

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