President Obama to appoint Ron Klain as Ebola czar: Source

Getty Images Ron Klain is shown in this Dec. 9, 2000 photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Ron Klain is shown in this Dec. 9, 2000 photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to appoint Ron Klain to head the country’s response to Ebola, a source has confirmed to CNBC.

The move comes as the U.S. works to coordinate multi-state efforts to prevent further spread of the deadly disease.

Klain, who is not a medical doctor, has previously served as chief of staff to both Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore.

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