“I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming me here today. Tom and his team just gave me an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our efforts to help mobilize the international community to fight it, and the steps that we’re taking to keep people here at home safe. ”
“Tom and his team are doing outstanding work. Between the specialists they have on the ground in West Africa and here at headquarters, they’ve got hundreds of professionals who are working tirelessly on this issue.”
“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.”
Barack "The Magic Negro" Obama September 16, 2014
From THE BLAZE October 12, 2014
"Less than one week after the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died, the virus has struck again: A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the Texas Health Department announced Sunday.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is the facility where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola inside the U.S., was admitted and tested.
Details remain scant — the worker developed a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated for testing, the announcement said, and test results came in late Saturday — but if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm the diagnosis, the Texas health care worker would be only the second person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.
“We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
The announcement promised that health officials have interviewed the patient and are pursuing potential contacts and exposures, monitoring people who may have been exposed to the patient after symptoms emerged to limit the further spread of the disease.