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As Suspected Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, US Health Chief Pledges Action If Disease Spreads

Alex Azar's comments come a day after announcing $7 million in new U.S. support for the Ebola response, raising its total to $8 million

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    U.S. President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak.

    Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stopped short of predicting whether the outbreak in Congo will be contained but praised WHO's early response, vowing: "If it spreads, we will take further actions."

    The response of WHO has emerged as a major concern as health ministers like Azar and other top officials gather this week for the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

    Azar spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview a day after announcing $7 million in new U.S. support for the Ebola response, raising its total to $8 million.

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    (Published Thursday, May 17, 2018)