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WH Not Planning to Name Ebola 'Czar' Despite GOP Pleas

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 07:13 PM

The Obama administration has said it will not name an Ebola "czar" despite Republican pleas to do so.

Arizona Sen. John McCain has joined a growing list of Republicans calling for the White House to charge someone with overseeing the outbreak of the deadly virus in the U.S. before it gets any worse.

"My constituents are not comforted," McCain told CNN. "There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge.

"There has to be some kind of czar."

Currently, President Barack Obama's top homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, is serving in that role. A senior administration official told CNN there were no plans to bring in someone else.

"Our response needs to be as nimble and as bureaucratically lean as possible in order to bring the overseas epidemic under control and respond efficiently and effectively here at home," the official said. "We will make any adjustments we feel to be necessary."

Monaco, according to the CNN report, provided Obama with an update on the situation in Dallas, where a nurse treating now-deceased Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan also tested positive for the virus. She is being treated at Texas Presbyterian Hospital.

The nurse apparently contracted the virus though a breach in infection control protocols, which could be related to how she removed her protective gear after coming into contact with Duncan.

Federal health officials are now urging hospitals across the nation to "think Ebola" when treating patients with symptoms that could be related to the outbreak.

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