October 16th, 2014
10:11 PM ET

CDC grilled on Ebola at congressional hearing

A House panel sharply questioned health officials Thursday over the U.S. response to the Ebola virus, as well as steps to prevent an outbreak of the virus in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden and other government officials faced many tough questions from members of Congress but there weren't nearly as many answers.

CNN's Tom Foreman has more OutFront.

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  1. Sarwan K Seth

    Anybody travelling to US from Ebola affected countries or persons who have travelled to these countries should be restricted for one month after they apply for a visa to USA . This may help to reduce the number of Ebola exposed persons coming to US in addition to all other measures taken including treating them in their own country.

    October 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  2. Manasseh Sarpong

    Dear Outfront,
    First of all thanks for doing awesome job in bringing us the news as they happen. Regarding suggestions about Ebola travel ban from West Africa, my question is, how come no one suggested travel ban when we had SARS epidemic from China? How about the H1N1 (swine flu) from Mexico? No one suggested travel ban from Mexico. As soon as we talk about Ebola from West Africa, people are suggesting travel ban.

    Also, I think you have to involve local experts in your discussions if we are to make any gains in the fight against this deadly Ebola virus. We need to solve the problem from the roots, and we need to hear more from disease control experts.
    These are my two cents.
    Manasseh Sarpong
    (Adjunct Faculty-Franklin University)

    October 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  3. Daniel Brown

    Frieden and the Obama are the biggest congenital liars in American government history, worse than Nixon, because American civilians are directly dying fom their lies, 2 young nurses from the Dallas Hospital who would never have been fighhting for their lives had Duncan not been permited to enter the USA. It is clear that they work for West Africans, not Americans.

    Haven't these clowns ever heard of PASSPORTS or VISAS?? Yet they keep LYING that if we impose a travel bank, West Africans will use "porous borders" to get to Europe and then on a flight to the USA. That's a direct quote of Freiden's statement to Congress yesterday – he should be charged with perjury!!

    Do they think Americans are really THAT STUPID not to realize that a foreign national is NOT ALLOWED to board a flight bound for the USA without having a valid visa?? West Africans don't have a visa waiver program you pathetic liars.

    Enough is really enough here. These clowns let Duncan in, and are continuing to let 5,000 more potential Duncans enter every month, and they should pay for it.

    PS: Oh by the way, a side lie: the borders of nearby Ghana are NOT porous, hence they have NO EBOLA. The Ghanaians have their act together unilke America's dishonest incompetent CRIMINAL government.

    October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  4. Teresa


    _Does any member who contact directly with Ebola's patients get tested for Ebola infection? (families, fiances, pets...)

    _If The virus is transferred by body fluid, is that mean from any body wastes like stools or saliva or urine? If it is, that's mean the virus are already in the "waste" systems before the patients admit into the hospital?

    October 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  5. TheeSnapper

    Another poster boy for the Obama administration!
    Deflect, deceive and stonewall !!

    October 17, 2014 at 11:37 am | Reply

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