CDC Director Says U.S. 'Surging' Efforts to Stop Ebola Outbreak

August 3, 2014 6:34 PM

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CDC Director Says U.S. 'Surging' Efforts to Stop Ebola Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is escalating its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak, sending 50 staff members to West Africa to stop the disease at the source, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said today.

"We are surging our response," Frieden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "We're going to put 50 staff on the ground in these three countries to help stop the outbreak in the next 30 days."

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