As Africans Die of Ebola, the West's Rich Get Richer 

October 8, 2014 2:17 PM

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At 4:39 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, CNBC tweeted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed the United States' first diagnosed case of Ebola, in Dallas.

CDC director Thomas Frieden assured everyone that the American public health and medical systems were on the case, "stopping [the virus] in its tracks." Whatever might happen to the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, no pandemic loomed.

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