FROM Lena Sun
Obama Says US Military Will Help Battle Ebola in Africa The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is now a high priority in the Obama White House. "We have to make this a national security priority," said Obama yesterday on NBC's Meet The Press. "We have to mobilize the international community, get resources in there... We're going to have to get U.S. military assets just to set up, for example, isolation units and equipment there, to provide security for public health workers surging from around the world." Lena Sun reports on health issues for the Washington Post.
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