Sep 25, 2014 11:20 AM

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) President Barack Obama says the world is not doing enough to respond to a deadly Ebola outbreak that poses a "growing threat" to regional and global security.

Obama is speaking at a high-level meeting on Ebola at the United Nations. The World Health Organization says nearly 3,000 people have died in the outbreak sweeping through West Africa.

The president says there is a "significant gap" between what's already been done to address the outbreak and what is needed. He's calling on more nations to contribute equipment and personnel and he's pushing international organizations to move faster.

Obama is dispatching 3,000 U.S. troops to Liberia to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims.


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