(WSBTV) — President Barack Obama traveled to Atlanta Tuesday to meet with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in DeKalb County.
Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the financial as well as human cost of the outbreak is rapidly spiraling out of control.
Obama also called on other countries to quickly supply more helpers, supplies and money.
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"If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us," Obama said Tuesday after briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University.