U.S. tackles Ebola crises

October 4, 2014 2:30 AM

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U.S. tackles Ebola crises

WASHINGTON In the face of growing Republican calls for travel restrictions on Ebola-ravaged areas in West Africa, the Obama administration on Friday sought to reassure anxious Americans that current safeguards were enough to keep the deadly virus from gaining a foothold on U.S. soil.

In a rare White House briefing on Friday afternoon, top administration health, security and military personnel made it clear that no travel bans were being contemplated. They argued that such restrictions would make it harder to get volunteer medical personnel to Ebola-stricken countries.

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