White House: No Travel Ban from Africa Needed Despite Ebola Scare in Dallas

The federal government is not considering a travel ban to the United States from Africa, thanks to a “sophisticated multi layer screening system” at airports in Africa, according to the White House.

A travel ban would make it more difficult for professionals to reach Africa to help end the Ebola epidemic, he explained.

Earnest added that in response to the Ebola case in Dallas, federal government officials had “recirculated guidance” to public health agents.

Earnest also revealed that President Obama would host an Ebola meeting on Monday at the White House with administration officials.

Obama will leave Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for a series of fundraisers in Connecticut and New York.


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