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U.S. Congress Members Highlight Different Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

News outlets highlight statements and other actions of U.S. Congress members related to the Ebola outbreak.

The Hill: Alexander: Ebola is most ‘explosive’ epidemic
“Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) warned that the United States is at risk of becoming exposed to the deadly Ebola outbreak. ‘Unless it is controlled, this will be one of the most explosive, dangerous, deadly epidemics in modern times,’ Alexander said on Wednesday. ‘We need to run toward the burning flames with fireproof suits on’…” (Cox, 9/25).

Roll Call: Ebola Containment Equipment Gets Capitol Hill Debut
“A patient isolation chamber suited for the front lines of the fight against Ebola in West Africa arrived Tuesday on the third floor of the Rayburn House Office building. … The portable patient isolation chamber is a tool that ‘really isn’t being deployed right now,’ said Zach Hunter, spokesman for Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who worked in conjunction with a fellow Illinois Republican, Sen. Mark S. Kirk, to bring the Romeoville, Ill., company that manufactures the product to Capitol Hill…” (Hess, 9/25).

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