July 28th, 2014
05:26 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama 'being updated' on Ebola outbreak in Africa

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.

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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."

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. don in albuquerque

    Oooops! Sorry no money for this one. We gotta get ready for our next chance to invade someplace and kill villagers.

    July 28, 2014 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Spend money on research–don't send a dime to Israel garbage, please. Israel is killing innocent civilians, children, women and poor.

    July 28, 2014 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. Chimdi

    Who says there's an Ebola outbreak in Nigeria? Just a case of a sick Liberian coming into Nigeria, which was promptly dealt with. Cnn, please always try and get it right.

    July 28, 2014 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. bmike

    Serious issue and theirs wise cracks seem to come from nowhere...Stay focused will ya

    July 28, 2014 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  5. yolanda

    @Dumb in Albuquerque, nice to see your continued charming posts. Have you ever offered anything constructive, or does that require too much effort?

    July 28, 2014 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  6. bmike

    If their was a Republican President in office right now, we all would be doomed...I couldn't even imagine Romney handling all that Obama has to deal with he would have quit like Palin did.

    July 28, 2014 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Ebola is nasty , don't eat any fruit bats !

    It's good that the GOP was not able to cut funds for the Centers for Disease Control .

    Ted Cruz and his friends thought it was wasteful spending .

    July 28, 2014 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. its the gop for me

    Is that the disease Obama started? What will he think of next

    July 28, 2014 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Like everything that really matters, Obama is oblivious to this grave threat to America from international travel.

    July 28, 2014 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. larry

    The Republicans will find a way to blame Obama for this.

    July 28, 2014 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  11. leukevent

    If the virus has been found to survive outside the host for extended periods of time the medical community may want to re-evaluate the decontamination methods currently in use, particularly with the number of health care workers getting infected.

    From the photos I've seen, of boots and other items drying on sticks in the sun, it appears as though they are reusing some items which may not be getting effectively decontaminated and possibly promoting the spread of the disease.

    July 28, 2014 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    What he can do? He has been a complete disappointment in every turn.

    July 28, 2014 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  13. anthony78

    Hey Righties... this is Obama's fault too, right?
    Wheres Issa with the upcoming "investigation"?

    July 28, 2014 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  14. king

    Why is cnn trying to wild up the rabid right winged party, sit back and lesson to their lagga bullcrap why Obama should go back to Africa and find his birth certificate. I heard 45 percent of repubs still beleive he's a kenyan, even as the repubs party is set to push Canada and Cuban born Ted Cruz down the American people's throat for president. And someone once told me the repubs party was the smart party, HaHHaha, double up, haaaayy. Are you kidding me all this party knows is hate and fearmungering. They couldn't find their way around the corner without the kockses leading them astray.

    July 28, 2014 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  15. old age voter

    No doubt the third world president would be briefed on his home country; he doesn’t care about the USA.

    July 29, 2014 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
  16. Truth

    Maybe he should fly out and see first hand.

    July 29, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |