- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin 8th Congressional District Rep. Reed Ribble is urging House Speaker John Boehner to schedule a special session on the Ebola virus threat.

In a letter to the Speaker Boehner, the Republican congressman said a ban on commercial travel from the affected countries in Africa should also be considered.

Cases of Ebola are still spreading in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, with more than 4,500 deaths.

Ribble says the U.S. “should also authorize and fund increased military or government-provided transportation to ensure workers, equipment and resources can reach the afflicted nations and regions while the commercial travel ban is in place.”

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is pushing for a “selective” travel ban, while GOP Rep. Sean Duffy suggests that foreigners from the affected counties should be prohibited from entering the United States.

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