Sen. Coons, CDC’s Frieden Say U.S. Ebola Efforts Making Progress But Epidemic’s End Not Near

The Hill: Dem senator: U.S. military made it possible to fight Ebola
“On the heels of a three-day visit to West Africa, Sen. Chris Coons (D-N.J.) said [December 28] that the United States is helping to finally turn the corner in the fight against Ebola overseas. Coons, the first member of Congress to visit an Ebola-stricken country, wrote in an op-ed published late Sunday that ‘Liberia is moving from crisis toward recovery’ with the help of the U.S. military and agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…” (Ferris, 12/29).

The Hill: CDC: End to Ebola not yet in sight
“On the heels of a three-country tour across West Africa, one of the leaders of the United States’s response to Ebola is not ready to say the end to the epidemic is near. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said [December 22] that he can’t predict — and doesn’t think anyone can — when West Africa will see its last case of Ebola…” (Ferris, 12/22).

Washington Post: CDC director Frieden cites progress, challenges in Ebola fight after W. Africa trip
“Despite progress fighting Ebola in Liberia, a surge in the number of cases and a shortage of treatment beds in neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea pose ‘sobering’ challenges to stopping the epidemic in West Africa, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said [December 22]…” (Sun, 12/22).

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