CDC Director: Ebola ‘Not a Significant Public Health Threat’

Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on 'Examining the US Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak' on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 16, 2014.

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Republican lawmakers sharply criticized the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the Ebola outbreak as agency director Thomas Frieden said the virus is not a “significant public health threat.”

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