Obama promises more aggressive response to Ebola fears in United States

October 16, 2014 00:58

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday that federal officials would oversee the response to US Ebola cases in a more aggressive way, and said the Centers for Disease Control would send a "SWAT team" to any hospital encountering a new case of the disease.

After meeting with his cabinet for about two hours, Obama emphasized that the likelihood of a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States was "very, very low" but said the international community must do more to help African nations struggling to control the epidemic.

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