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U.S. ‘Working Urgently’ To Address Ebola

News outlets discuss U.S. government actions aimed at helping to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The Hill: Obama: U.S. ‘working urgently’ to contain Ebola outbreak
“The United States is ‘taking the necessary precautions to protect Americans’ from the spread of Ebola, President Obama pledged… ahead of his appearance at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The president said the U.S. was ‘working urgently’ with West African nations and global health organizations to treat and contain the outbreak…” (Sink, 8/5).

AllAfrica: West Africa: USAID and CDC Announce Additional Assistance for West Africa Ebola Response
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be deploying a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to West Africa to coordinate the U.S. Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak … The team will comprise [of] staff from the Agency’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, who will be overseeing critical areas of the response, such as planning, operations, logistics in coordination with other federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services. Members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will also serve on the DART to lead on public health and medical response activities…” (8/5).

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