U.S. Response to Ebola Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency… read more

U.S. Response to Ebola Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden and other federal health officials testified on government agency efforts to combat Ebola. They addressed issues such as experimental treatments and vaccines, protective gear, the possibility of travel bans, disposal of contaminated medical waste, and hospital preparedness. 

Dr. Frieden said his fear was that the virus could spread more widely in Africa and threaten the U.S. health system. He also told committee members the second infected nurse contacted the CDC and was told she could fly, and that his understanding that she reported no symptoms. He stated the CDC was open to any recommendations to improve public safety but did not believe a travel ban was warranted. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that the first Ebola-infected nurse was being transferred to the research center’s clinical studies unit.

Dr. Fauci answered reporters' questions after the hearing gaveled out. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2014
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2014

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  • Oct 16, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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