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Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak
Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently. The virus is “spreading faster and exponentially,” Obama told doctors, nurses and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here. “If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected,” he said, contending that there will be serious security implications beyond the affected nations in West Africa. With that risk in mind, Obama said he is ordering the military to set up a joint force...

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