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U.S. House Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Ebola

News outlets discuss an upcoming U.S. congressional hearing on federal efforts to respond to Ebola.

CQ HealthBeat: Panel Set to Ask Questions and Offer Suggestions on Ebola
“A House subcommittee on Thursday has scheduled a rare recess period hearing in Washington, D.C., to query CDC Director Thomas Frieden and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony Fauci regarding federal efforts to stem the spread of the Ebola virus. The session is the second recess break committee session; an August hearing focused on response planning initiated congressional interest in Ebola response planning…” (Jenks, 10/14).

National Journal: Lawmakers Want Answers on U.S. Ebola Cases
“Amid rising anxiety over the Ebola outbreak, a congressional panel is to convene Thursday in Washington to hear details of the two confirmed cases in Dallas and whether America’s ports of entry, hospitals, and health care workers are adequately prepared to prevent a further spread of the virus. The lawmakers’ inquiry will include the question of why screening procedures did not prevent Thomas Duncan from entering the U.S. from Liberia on Sept. 20, the handling of his diagnosis, and his treatment prior to his death last week, according to a memo released Tuesday by majority staffers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee…” (House, 10/14).

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