President Obama appoints Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar" - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

President Obama appoints Ron Klain as 'Ebola Czar"

Ron Klain was appointed as Ebola Czar (Source: MGN Online) Ron Klain was appointed as Ebola Czar (Source: MGN Online)
CBS News reports that President Obama will name former White House official Ron Klain to serve as a so-called "Ebola czar" to oversee the government's response to the handling of the virus.

Klain previously served as chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden and for Vice President Al Gore.

This comes after the second nurse tested positive for the virus after caring for Thomas Duncan, who died after being infected with Ebola in Liberia then traveling back to the U.S.

The first nurse infected, Nina Pham, is being treated in Maryland and the second nurse, Amber Vinson, was flown to Atlanta.

On Wednesday, October 15, it was discovered that Vinson had visited family in Akron and Tallmadge and used the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport days before she was diagnosed.

Since then authorities have been working to trace her steps and contact anyone who was in her company during her time here.

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