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U.S. Officials To Discuss Options For Increased Ebola Response Role In Sierra Leone

Washington Post: U.S. is weighing more aid to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
“The United States is weighing an increase in aid, including a possible military component, to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country in West Africa where the deadly virus is spreading the fastest, officials said Thursday. … Top officials from the Pentagon, the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scheduled to discuss the options at a White House meeting Friday, [an] official said. The U.S. response will depend largely on whether Congress approves the Obama administration’s $6.2­ billion Ebola emergency request, officials said…” (Sunand/Sieff, 12/4).

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