Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola "czar" to help tackle breaches of protocol which took place in Texas, where the killer virus first appeared on US soil.
The President has chosen Ron Klain, a lawyer who had served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the US response.
The White House also said it would send senior personnel to Dallas, Texas, to help federal, state and local officials there trying to identify and monitor people who came in contact with three people who contracted the disease.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, died last week.
Two nurses who were on the team caring for Duncan have now contracted it and are being monitored.
As it reaches seven months since the Ebola outbreak started we take a look at the timeline of events leading up to the spread of the virus.
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