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Ebola outbreak hits Washington, D.C., family

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so dr. kent brantley got a unit of blood from a teenage boy who had survived the disease. how the impact of the ebola impact is reaching into our neighborhood. >> Reporter: nathaniel dennis loved the baltimore ravens and had loads of friends, a local community college student and aspiring musician. he was visiting family in liberia when he physical gravely ill. >> when he was first admitted to the hospital, they put him in the ebola ward. >> Reporter: his cousin said nathaniel fell victim to circumstances. turns out he did not have ebola but couldn't get the need medical care out of the country because the ebola outbreak left him grounded. nathaniel died. now she waits for his body to return to the u.s. along with his grieving mother. there are current think 1,323 cases of ebola -- currently 1,323 cases of ebola, 729 deaths including a passenger from nigeria that was going to return to minnesota next month. >> he got it from his sister. >> Reporter: the cdc sent additional workers to the west african region and cautioned against nonessential travel to liberia, guinea and is sierra leone. here she keeps contact with her own dad who was also in liberia. >> how are you all feeling over there? are you pretty much going on with everyday life? >> we find ourselves in a situation that we have to manage and basically that's what we are doing. >> Reporter: 60 to 70% of people who get ebola will die. medical experts don't believe ebola could spread here the way it has in west africa. that's because we have a much