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Obama names Ebola Czar

Obama names Ebola Czar
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US President Barack Obama has named his Ebola Czar to spearhead Washington’s response to the health crisis.

Ron Klain is Vice President Joe Biden’s former chief of staff. His appointment came as two separate incidents highlighted how Ebola fears are gripping the nation.

At the Pentagon, a woman who recently travelled to Africa got sick after getting off a bus. The area was sealed off but officials later ruled out the virus.

A health worker from Texas was quarantined on board the Carnival Magic cruise ship that left Galveston on Sunday.

The boat didn’t dock in Mexico as a preventative measure.

The worker may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient but is not thought to be ill.