CDC fights for Ebola funding, attention

November 18, 2014 9:10 PM

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CDC fights for Ebola funding, attention

(CNN) -- As Ebola fades from the headlines, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top federal health officials made their case for a multi-billion dollar emergency fund to fight the virus in a congressional hearing Tuesday.

CDC director Thomas Frieden defended President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion proposal to combat Ebola, pointing out that the CDC is working on "borrowed dollars."

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