Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination, Hearing Before the House Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, October 10, 2014   [open pdf - 887KB]

This testimony compilation is from the October 10, 2014 hearing, "Ebola in the Homeland: the Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Chairman Michael McCaul: "We are here today to discuss the threat to the U.S. homeland from the Ebola virus and what is being done to stop the spread of this terrible disease. The crisis is unfolding at an alarming pace. Thousands have died in Africa and thousands more have been infected, including four selfless Americans working in Liberia who have been flown home for treatment. Now the virus has begun to spread to other parts of the world, and the American people are rightfully concerned. They are concerned because the Ebola virus is an unseen threat, and it is only a plane-flight away from our shores. We've witnessed that with the recent case here in Dallas--the first fatality from Ebola in the United States. But we must be sure to confront this crisis with the facts. Blind panic won't help us stop this disease from spreading, and fear-mongering will only make it harder to do so. That is why we are here today: to ask the American people's questions and get answers from our experts. Americans are seeking assurance that our federal, state, and local officials are doing everything in their power to keep this virus out of the United States."

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