Obama to visit CDC for updates on Ebola, respiratory illness

September 12, 2014 8:43 PM

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Obama to visit CDC for updates on Ebola, respiratory illness

President Obama on Tuesday is visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the White House announced Friday. The president will get a briefing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as a briefing on the respiratory illness reported in several Midwest states.

Mr. Obama will discuss with CDC officials the U.S. response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The outbreak -- the worst Ebola outbreak in history -- has spread through Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal, and has reportedly killed more than 2,200 peop...

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