Washington (CNN) – An administration official told CNN that President Barack Obama "is being updated" on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in parts of Africa.
The administration official would not offer further details on the briefing.
National Security Spokesperson Edward Price told CNN the U.S. government is closely monitoring the outbreak of the deadly virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
"The U.S. Government-including the Department of State, HHS, CDC, USAID, and DOD, among other agencies and departments-continues to provide a range of support and assistance to those countries and multi-national organizations responding to the outbreak, including through the provision of personal protective equipment and other essential supplies, public health messaging efforts, and technical expertise," he said.
"We have been engaged on this outbreak since April, when the first cases were reported and have increased response significantly over the last several weeks as the outbreak deepened."