White House Update: Our Response to Ebola in the U.S.


After meeting with his Cabinet officials and Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the President updated the country on our comprehensive strategy to contain the Ebola disease, prevent its spread in the U.S., and combat it at its source in West Africa.

“The dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low” in the U.S., the President said. “But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.”

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with Cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct. 15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)