Obama tells Americans not to panic over Ebola

October 19, 2014 2:02 AM

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Obama tells Americans not to panic over Ebola

New York City Department health commissioner Dr Mary Bassett speaks about the Ebola virus in Staten Island October 17, 2014. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Oct 18 — With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but more than 100 people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans yesterday not to give in to “hysteria” about the spread of the virus.

As though to illustrate his point, a Dallas bus and train station was closed yesterday afternoon over concern about a woman who fell ill. The woman was first reported to be on the checklist for possible Ebola exposure, but then turned out not to be on any such list.

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