DHS Secretary John Kelly says states can get help from the federal government to combat the Ebola outbreak.
The Department of Homeland Security chief on Monday urged states to help fight the Ebola virus.
Kelly told reporters the CDC has been providing support for states in the fight against the virus, adding that the department “is looking at ways we can work together on this.”
Kelly said states will be able to share their own data to help the federal and state governments fight the virus and said the CDC is actively working with them.
Kelly said some states have already shared information on the virus with the CDC.
“I’m really concerned about this Ebola outbreak and we’re going to keep working with states to get the best data we can,” he said.
“We have not seen the level of concern that we have seen on the ground.
We are concerned about the potential for this virus to spread.
We have been working with the governors of those states.”
Kelly noted that the outbreak has already reached the border and is spreading to other states, adding, “You can’t let this epidemic get out of control.”