Obama says 'significant gap' in efforts to tackle Ebola outbreak

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:29 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that there was still a "significant gap between where we are and where we need to be" in the international response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"Stopping Ebola is a priority for the United States," he told a meeting on Ebola on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

"More nations need to contribute critical assets and capabilities – whether it's air transport, medical evacuation, health care workers, equipment, or treatment," he said.  

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)