The Obama administration will assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa “to combat and contain” what senior administration officials call an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.”
The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.
President Barack Obama warns that the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled.
The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.
The president of Senegal is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a “threat against humanity.”
Experimental Drug 2 US Aid Workers Infected With Ebola Are Getting Has Never Been Tested For Safety In Humans
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
White House Looking Into Medevac Options To Bring 2 American Aid Workers Diagnosed With Ebola Back To US
U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.