CDC Issues Level 1 Response to Ebola Outbreak; Obama Proposes Sending More U.S. Health Workers to Africa
CDC on Wednesday issued a Level 1 response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the agency's highest-level alert and one that it has not issued since the 2009 influenza epidemic. Meanwhile, President Obama during a conference with leaders from Africa said that the outbreak can be contained through standard public health measures and that the U.S. would send more health care workers into West Africa to help address the issue.
- "CDC Issues Highest-Level Alert for Ebola" (Stanglin, USA Today, 8/7).
- "Obama: Public Health Focus Can Curb Ebola Outbreak" ("Politics Wire," AP/Miami Herald, 8/6).