Feds Try to Calm Ebola Fears after Texas 'Missteps'

October 4, 2014 12:13 AM

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Feds Try to Calm Ebola Fears after Texas 'Missteps'

The White House sought to reassure a jittery public that there will not be an Ebola outbreak in the United States, saying the tools are in place to stop the virus in its tracks even as they conceded there were "missteps" in how the first diagnosis on American soil was handled.

"Every Ebola outbreak over the past 40 years has been stopped. We know how to do this and we will do it again," said Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism.

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