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Questions and Answers about Ebola; Cases for Supreme Court; F-16 Marks Its 70 Birthday

Aired October 3, 2014 - 04:00:00   ET


CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz. This is CNN STUDENT NEWS. Thank you for giving us ten minutes to get you updated on current events.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says when Thomas Eric Duncan started his trip from Liberia to the U.S., he showed no signs of having the

deadly Ebola virus. But witnesses in Liberia say he`d had contact with Ebola victims there. And Liberian officials say when Duncan was asked if

he`d had such contact, he said "No." After his arrival in Texas, he became the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the disease. Those he stayed

with have been quarantined, health officials are reaching out to others Duncan met with. So far no one else has contracted the virus, but there

are a lot of questions.


SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: They can be quite similar, and that can be confusing, and keep in mind people come back with fevers and cough.

There can be all sorts of different things

Here`s the big critical difference with Ebola: a travel history and the history of any particular risks is absolutely crucial. This particular

gentleman that we are talking about in Dallas, for example, went into the hospital on the 26, the first time. Went to the hospital himself or

herself, but was not asked about travel history.

When he got on the plane, he wasn`t sick, when he got off of the plane, he wasn`t sick. Very important, because one thing that we keep hearing over

and over again, I think it is an important point, is that you don`t spread this virus until you`re sick yourself. So the fact that he was - known as

the incubation period. Carrying the virus clearly in his body, but not spreading it.

If someone were to land in the United States and have developed symptoms, they got on the plane totally healthy, got off the plane and now sick, then

that would prompt the medical evaluation of once they got here to the United States. So, the real key to this is trying to detect screen before

people get out in planes from countries where Ebola is known to be, such as these - these three countries in West Africa.

Part of the problem is that, you know, if someone gets sick, during the time that they are sick, but not yet in the hospital, they come in contact

with lots of people. They need to go back and trace those people. It`s called contact tracing. If you miss the contacts and one of those people

gets sick, then you can start to have a whole another group of people who could potentially become infected.

Ebola can`t live outside the body on surfaces. I think that`s part of this question. It can`t do that. If it`s exposed to sunlight obviously, if the

handrails are cleaned or something like that, that would deactivate the virus, but let`s say those things don`t happen. The virus can (ph) live

there, even for several days.

While Ebola can live in all sorts of different bodily fluids, it`s less likely to be transmitted through coughs or sneezes, much more likely to be

transmitted through blood.


AZUZ: "Roll Call" we are starting at north today, and then working our way south. Is in South America. First, we`ll settle up with the Cowboys,

Western International High School in Detroit. Good to have you watching from Michigan.

Now, to Safford, Arizona. In the Grand Canyon state we`ve got the bulldogs of Safford High School. And in the Southern Hemisphere we are making a

stop in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to say hello to the Collegio dos Santos Anhos (ph).

The highest court in the U.S. is about to begin its latest term. On Monday, the Supreme Court`s 2014-2014 session begins.

As always the eight associate justices and one chief justice are going to hear some high profile cases. One involves whether state candidates for

elected positions as judge can personally ask for campaign money. Another involves a Muslim woman in Oklahoma who didn`t get a job with Abercrombie &

Fitch because she wore a headscarf. It was in line with her religion, but in violation of company policy.

Also, a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas who wants to wear a beard in line with his religion, but in violation of jail policy. What`s not on the docket at

this point is the controversial issue of same sex marriage. Supporters and opponents of it want the high court to jump into this debate, but the

Supreme Court hasn`t yet indicated whether it will.

Time for a shoutout. Which of these planes flew bombing missions in World War II? If you think you know it, shout it out.

Is it N3N, B-17, C-130 or F-18? You`ve got three seconds, go.

The answer is B as in bomber. The B-17 came to be known as the flying fortress. That`s your answer and that`s your "Shoutout."

Why flying fortress? The thing had as many as 13 machine guns on it. If a German or Japanese fighter plane approached the B-17 from the front, side,

rear above or below, one of the gunners on board the B-27 could shoot it down. The Japanese called B-17 "four engine fighters" and this was in an

aircraft that could carry almost 10,000 pounds of bombs.

Most B-17 were scrapped after World War II, but not all of them. CNN climbed aboard one on its 70-years birthday.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Callas (ph) shake hands with Mr. B-17.

JAY GATES, PILOT, COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE, ARIZONA WING: This particular airplane was born in 1944, so we are just going to have its 70-years

birthday here at this November.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When we land, people go, is that a bomber, B-17, and we always say, yes it is.

HENRY HUGHEY, U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES, 487TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP: It was a tough little bird (ph). You could shoot it all the pieces that still keep


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Coming in with his left (INAUDIBLE) engine dead. Chunk of tail gone.

HUGHEY: Absolutely something that you would swear - how did he get back? There`s nothing left, but they did.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They flew home on their luck.

HUGHEY: But how many are left?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A few thousands of these babies will win this war for us, and a few thousands guys like you ...

HUGHEY: I was bold to admit it underneath. This is the only place you could Azuz fellow (INAUDIBLE) on the back at the same time.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But let`s take a look around. Let`s meet the team. Yes, there are nine fellows like yourself working together. Closely

coordinated in the precision watch (ph).

HUGHEY: We wore heeded suits, we wore gloves. You can`t touch metal, it`s 60 below zero. If you do, you are just part of it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This plane guys, who wanted to do something for the country.

HUGHEY: This is (INAUDIBLE) trip down memory lane for me. Before this way, I wouldn`t take a million dollars for having done it. I wouldn`t (ph) do it again for a billion if you promise me the same result.

It was some good times, it was some bad times, good memories, bad memories. We just keep it on, keep it on.


AZUZ: We may never know how Gigit the jack Russell terrier made her way from her home in Pennsylvania clear cross-country to Oregon. But we do

know it took her more than four months to turn up, that her microchip helped locate her owner thousands of miles away, and that when they were

finally reunited, things didn`t go according to plan. Gigit, where are you going? Are you just born to run? They did eventually coral the way where

Gigit, even though she`d originally high-tailed about it there, with no time to terrier, after four long legs have a long journey, she was more

fearless than furless. Good thing that was a dog catch at a collar of her, because losing her again would have been a doggone shame. On CNN STUDENT

NEWS, Fridays are possum! I`m Carl Azuz. Have a great weekend.