Obama: Science, Not Fear, Key to Ebola Response

Published: 26th October 2014 12:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2014 12:36 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says the US must be guided by science not fear as it responds to Ebola.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving.

Obama is praising New York's quick reaction to its first Ebola case. He says he's promised local officials any federal help they need.

Obama is reminding Americans they can't contract Ebola unless they come into direct contact with a patient's bodily fluids.

The president says the US can beat Ebola if it remains vigilant. He says the best way to stop it is at its source in West Africa.

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