Growing fear of Ebola spurs talk of travel bans from West Africa

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DENVER -- With growing fear and anxiety over the deadly Ebola virus, the calls for a ban restricting travel to the U.S. from an affected country are growing.

Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner is one of may Republicans who believes that stopping travel from West Africa is the best way to stop the spread of Ebola.

But President Barack Obama disagrees. He says that could make things worse. "They may engage in something called broken travel. Essentially breaking up their trip so that they can hide the fact that they have been to one of these countries."

Others say the threat just isn't severe enough to warrant such drastic action.

One thing the president is considering doing is appointing an "Ebola Czar" who would focus on monitoring and managing the spread of the virus.

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