Yesterday, the President met with his senior health, homeland security, and national security advisors to review the United States' Ebola response. They discussed the Ebola case in Dallas, the United States' broader preparedness plans, and both domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic.
President Obama made it clear that Ebola is a top national security priority, but reiterated that the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is extremely low.
"It is important for Americans to know the facts," he said. "Because of the measures that we’ve put in place, as well as our world-class health system and the nature of the Ebola virus itself -- which is difficult to transmit -- the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is extremely low."