(AP Photo/LM Otero)
(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Washington says it's stepping up efforts to contain any possible spread of Ebola.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher has the details.

The President says the government is educating health care workers and possibly increasing additional traveler screenings at the source of the epidemic and here in the U.S.

(President Obama) "All of these things make me confident that here in the United States at least... the chances of an outbreak of an epidemic here are extraordinarily low."

Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated for Ebola at a Dallas hospital, where he has been given a drug that has shown promise against virus' such as small pox.

Dr. Thomas Frieden is Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He says those who came into contact with Duncan, when he started showing symptoms, are being evaluated.

(Dr. Frieden) "Everyone of those 48 people is monitored. The moment if they have any symptoms, if they have  fever, they'll be isolated. That's how you break the chain of transmission."

Meanwhile, a freelance cameraman who was working in Liberia has been flown back to the United States. He's being treated at a Nebraska hospital in a specialized containment unit. Doctors there say they'll evaluate Ashoka Mukpo before determining how to treat him.

Jessica Golloher, FOX News Radio.

(AP Photo/CDC, File)
(AP Photo/CDC, File)

The CDC held an update briefing on Ebola Tuesday afternoon.

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