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Washington, Phoenix send aid to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

By Brittany Bade

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials were grilled by House members on Capitol Hill over how the nation is working to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has already taken the life of one American and infected two others. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the U.S. needs to fight the disease in Africa, but argued against closing our borders to travelers from those countries. It came as President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorizing the deployment of National Guard members to affected countries, while a Tempe charity, Project Cure, prepared a shipment of medical supplies to those countries to help fight the disease.