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The Washington Post: White House asks for $58 million to fight Ebola outbreak

By Juliet Eilperin | September 5, 2014

The White House his asking for an additional $58 million to accelerate the development and production of Ebola virus medicines and two possible Ebola vaccines, according to documents the administration has provided to Congress.

The money, requested as part of a group of "anomalies" the Office of Management and Budget is seeking from the current authorization and appropriations process, reflects the administration's ongoing effort to respond to the massive Ebola outbreak in Africa. The funding would also cover testing of these treatments in the United States and Africa.

On Friday, the World Health Organization announced it would speed the use of experimental treatments and vaccines -- including the use of survivor’s blood -- to contain the spread of the virus.

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