News Outlets Address Potential For Ebola Discussion At U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit

News outlets discuss how the current outbreak of Ebola may factor into the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opening today in Washington, D.C.

Foreign Policy: Ebola Outbreak Unlikely To Feature Heavily At White House Africa Summit
“Amid a host of global crises, next week’s Africa Summit, a White House effort to encourage business initiatives in Africa and foster security cooperation with the continent, has not garnered much hype in the leadup. But the Ebola outbreak in West Africa changed that on Friday, when President Barack Obama discussed it in a wide-ranging press conference after two Americans contracted the disease…” (Groll, 8/1).

The Hill: Ebola fears swirl around US-Africa summit
“A widening outbreak of deadly Ebola fever is threatening to overshadow next week’s summit between African leaders and President Obama. The three-day conference will bring nearly 50 African officials to Washington, D.C., for an unprecedented gathering that officials said could be a turning point in U.S.-Africa relations…” (Viebeck, 8/3).

The Hill: Obama: US-Africa summit guests to get Ebola screenings
“President Obama said Friday that visitors from Africa who might have contracted the Ebola virus will receive health screenings at a U.S.-Africa summit next week. Obama said his administration will take extra precautions at the Washington, D.C., event, where the White House will host nearly 50 African leaders from around the continent…” (Viebeck, 8/1)

Reuters: Obama says some at African summit will undergo Ebola screening
“President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States takes risks from the deadly Ebola virus very seriously and that some participants at an Africa summit taking place in Washington will be screened for exposure…” (8/2).

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