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U.S. Officials At House Hearing Warn West African Ebola Epidemic Not Over

CQ News: Officials: U.S. Aid Helping Defeat Ebola, But Fight Continues
“Emergency funding and other U.S. assistance has helped to drastically slow the rate of new Ebola cases, but administration officials warned Wednesday that the crisis is far from over and some spending will need to continue. ‘We are not on a smooth glide path toward zero new cases, which is the goal we must achieve,’ Steven Browning, the State Department’s special coordinator for Ebola, said at a House Appropriations State-Foreign Operations hearing…” (Ethridge, 2/11).

The Hill: U.S. officials warn Ebola fight ‘far from over’
“… ‘[T]he fight is far from over,’ [Jeremy Konyndyk, the director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance,] added at the hearing … ‘We know based on previous outbreaks that it can be a long and bumpy road to get to zero’…” (Sullivan, 2/11).

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