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Ebola Update: President To Visit CDC

President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta tomorrow to get a briefing on the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa.

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White House Seeks Increased Funding To Fight Ebola

The White House is asking Congress for $58 million above current levels to speed the production of promising drugs to fight Ebola and to give additional flexibility to the Department of Homeland Security to cope with the thousands of unaccompanied Central American children still arriving at the southern border

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WHO Says Ebola Virus May Be More Widespread Than Thought

The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.

In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia were immediately overwhelmed by patients that had not been identified previously

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Latest News On Ebola Virus

Missionaries who worked with Ebola patients in Liberia are going to be quarantined upon their return to North Carolina. The Charlotte-based Christian group SIM USA said none of the missionaries are showing signs of sickness

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Ebola Can Be Controlled And Stopped

The director of the CDC claims the deadly Ebola virus can be controlled and stopped. In a House hearing, Dr. Tom Frieden said it must be stopped at its source in Africa and called the situation an unprecedented crisis.

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Ebola Outbreak Receives Highest Alert

The Ebola outbreak is receiving the highest alert from the Centers for Disease Control. The "level 1 activation" is reserved for the most dangerous public health emergencies.

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Isolation room at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Photo by Jack Kesarse/Emory University Hospital Getty Images

Ebola Patient Arrives At Atlanta Hospital

The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation’s best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won’t escape

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Ebola Outbreak Termed “Out Of Control”

The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control.

WHO chief Margaret Chan warned today that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it

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CDC Issues Travel Warning Because Of Ebola Virus

The CDC is out with a travel warning today as the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history continues to march across West Africa. Health officials say all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea should be canceled

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