US President Barack Obama is willing to keep an "open mind" on whether to establish travel bans to help contain the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the White House has said.
A spokesperson said Mr Obama will not establish a ban at this point but has it as an option as he evaluates the changing circumstances in his response to the epidemic.
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