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Obama wants $6.2 billion to fight Ebola

President Obama is seeking $6.2 billion in emergency funds to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and to prevent its spread in the U.S.

Officials told The Associated Press that $2 billion of the funds would be used by the U.S. Agency for International Development, $2.4 billion would go to the Department of Health and Human Services, and $1.5 billion would be placed in a contingency fund.

The World Health Organization reported last week that the Ebola outbreak has killed at least 4,951 people.