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CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is calling on the Obama administration to issue a travel ban on countries impacted by the Ebola virus until the epidemic is brought under control.
A statement from the Tillis campaign on Thursday called on the president to ban travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The North Carolina House Speaker said it makes no sense to risk more cases of Ebola in the U.S. by allowing travel from those countries.
Tillis' statement follows the first reported case of Ebola in the U.S. after an airline passenger from Liberia brought the virus to the country.
Earlier Thursday, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue.