The Pentagon on Friday projected that it could deploy as many as 4,000 U.S. troops to West Africa as part of America's response to the crisis, a figure well above estimates of about 3,000 previously given.
President Barack Obama's senior administration will hold a briefing on the government's response to the Ebola pandemic later Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Earlier, the Dept. of Transportation issued a special waste management permit for the Texas hospital caring for the the patient who tested positive for the virus after arriving in the U.S. from Liberia last month.