White House defends health official overseeing U.S. Ebola response

October 14, 2014 9:48 PM

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WASHINGTON Oct 14 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday defended a top health official overseeing the U.S. response to Ebola following criticism over the handling of the first two patients diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States.

President Barack Obama remains confident in Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose agency is tasked with helping to contain the outbreak ravaging three West African countries and stop its spread to the United States, White House spokesman Josh Earn...

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