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The administration today asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funds.
New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.
As groups tailor their response, the outbreak hits 17,800 cases, 6,331 deaths.
The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.
The last region in Sierra Leone to be hit by Ebola has had 50 deaths, as UN head warns against complacency.
African health ministers will nominate a new expert to lead the WHO's regional office for a 5-year term.
Experts today pushed for new ways to test Ebola treatments, and two groups renewed their urgent pleas for aid.
Of the 50 people identified for 21-day fever monitoring, only 10 had high-risk exposure.
Ebola was spotlighted at the UN General Assembly, and Pope Francis added an appeal.
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