WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama received an update from his Ebola response team as West Africa continued to struggle against the deadly outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000 people.
Obama met Tuesday at the White House with Cabinet and other officials involved in the administration's response both in Africa and the United States. The U.S. has been sending military personnel into the afflicted region to help set up treatment units and train health care workers.
The administration also has devised guidelines for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa. Some states have imposed stricter guidelines. Only one individual is known to have Ebola in the U.S. He is a doctor who served in West Africa and is now being treated in a New York City hospital.