Obama calls for urgent action to control Ebola

October 9, 2014 3:48 AM

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged 1,500 state health chiefs across the country to do their part to prevent the spread of Ebola, calling them "partners in this fight" against the deadly disease.

Speaking hours after the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was pronounced dead in a Dallas hospital, the president instructed local authorities to precisely follow federal guidelines to prepare for a potential case of Ebola. He said it was crucial to respond with "an appropriate sense of...

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