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Former Government Officials Say Ebola Epidemic Shows U.S. Vulnerabilities To Disease Outbreaks

CQ News: Ebola Outbreak Reveals Domestic Vulnerabilities, Say Former Officials
“…The most basic lesson is that another country’s epidemic can become a serious threat to the United States, notes Andrew S. Natsios, who served in the George W. Bush’s administration as head of the U.S. Agency for International Development. … Jack C. Chow, a former World Health Organization assistant director general and ex-U.S. ambassador for global health and HIV/AIDS in the Bush administration, said the United States should press for the formation of international medical teams — health SWAT teams that train together and are ready to be deployed across multiple national borders…” (Ferguson, 11/4).

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