White House: Travel ban would 'impede' Ebola response

October 3, 2014 9:50 PM

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The White House argued Friday that banning commercial flights from West Africa to the U.S. would deter efforts to limit the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, insisting that Americans should not fear travelers from nations most affected by the epidemic.

“Right now, we believe those types of steps actually impede the response,” said Lisa Monaco, the White House's homeland security adviser, in a briefing with reporters.

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