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Stephen Colbert Fears Ebola Outbreak Could Spread as Fast as Iggy Azalea’s Popularity (Video)

In order to contain the virus in the U.S., the Comedy Central host suggests lighting the Mississippi on fire

The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States has caused Stephen Colbert to downright panic.

On Thursday night’s “Colbert Report,” he magnified the news media’s ongoing hysteria surrounding the virus and added his own fears into the mix.

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“For every medical professional out there reassuring us, there’s a TV professional re-scaring us,” Colbert said. “Now that the virus has hit America, it’s only a matter of time before it affects us all. I mean, that’s what happened with Iggy Azalea.”

News broke Tuesday that a patient in a Dallas-area hospital had been diagnosed with Ebola, the first diagnosis to be made stateside. Colbert offered a plan to contain the virus, before it’s too late.

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“Clearly we have to cut off all contact from places with Ebola, starting with a border wall around Texas,” Colbert said. “Listen, I know you guys always wanted to be your own country – well congratulations, your founding father is Rick Perry.”

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Watch the video of Thursday night’s “Colber Report” above.