Obama to boost U.S. involvement in fight against Ebola

September 15, 2014 2:47 PM

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Obama to boost U.S. involvement in fight against Ebola

The U.S. has spent more than $100 million so far, Ned Price of the National Security Council told the Associated Press, and the U.S. Agency for International Development announced last week that it would spend up to $75 million more to send hospital beds to Liberia and 130,000 protective suits for health workers. The administration has also requested that Congress authorize an additional $88 million for supplies and experts in the disease, as well as research on a potential medication and vaccines.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the president is considering sending additional portable hospitals, doctors, health-care experts and medical supplies as well as conducting training for health workers in Liberia and other affected countries in the region.

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