White House ready to screen for Ebola at Africa summit
Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 00:26
Senior White House advisor says protocols in place to screen for Ebola ahead of African leaders summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett say the administration is prepared to take precautions against the Ebola virus as President Obama gets ready to host African leaders at a summit in D.C. this week.
Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation, Jarrett said, "We are working very closely with the CDC and we're going to observe any necessary protocols for screening. The good news is experts have said to us it's not contagious unless you're exhibiting symptoms and those symptoms are obviously quite severe. And so we'll be monitoring the situation very closely but we're confident the summit will be a huge success."
On Friday, President Obama said the U.S. takes risks from the deadly Ebola virus very seriously and that some participants at the summit will be screened for exposure.
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