U.S. assessing on 'day-to-day' basis possible Ebola travel ban-FAA chief

by Reuters
Thursday, 16 October 2014 17:56 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The United States is assessing on a day-to-day basis whether to issue a ban on travel from West Africa due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said on Thursday.

"We are all working together to assess this on a day-to-day basis," Huerta said in answer to a question about calls for a travel ban.

He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken the lead role in the United States in responding to the Ebola outbreak. Huerta said CDC has determined that a travel ban "would not address the challenges" posed by the virus. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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