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House to hold two more Ebola hearings

House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system’s readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. 

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

{mosads}Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus’s spread. 

“The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) in a statement. 

“We need to confirm that the United States is, in fact, taking every precaution and fully preparing our health care system for additional cases here at home.” 

The announcement came Monday after reports indicated that Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa, was clear of the virus. 

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