Obama Seeks $6 Billion for Ebola Fight

President Obama is asking Congress for $6 billion to fight Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa, where it has infected at least 13,000 people, administration official said Wednesday, NBC News reported. The request includes money for medical training, emergency operating centers, burial teams and the testing and development of new vaccines, among other things. The U.S. has deployed nearly 2,000 personnel from multiple U.S. departments and agencies, one official told NBC News. Obama has authorized the Pentagon to send thousands more servicemen and women to West Africa to help the fight.

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