The current Ebola epidemic plaguing West Africa is the deadliest Ebola outbreak in human history. Since the first cases were reported in March, the U.S. has mounted a large-scale and comprehensive effort to protect the American people here at home while fighting the disease at its source. Today, the Administration asked Congress to help bolster America’s resources in the fight against Ebola by providing $6.18 billion toward our whole-of-government efforts. The emergency funds will help ensure that we meet both immediate and long-term needs, and that there are resources available to meet the evolving nature of the epidemic. Here's what you need to know about this request and our response to Ebola: 1. What exactly will the funding be used for? read more

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Fighting Ebola: 5 Things You Need to Know About Emergency Funding to Combat the Disease