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President Barack Obama addressed the U.S.-Africa Business Leaders’ Summit on Ebola crisis on Tuesday. (Source: POOL/CNN) President Barack Obama addressed the U.S.-Africa Business Leaders’ Summit on Ebola crisis on Tuesday. (Source: POOL/CNN)

WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) – The second patient with Ebola arrived in Atlanta for treatment on Tuesday; meanwhile, President Barack Obama addressed the Ebola crisis at the U.S.-African Business Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC.

"I want to welcome all of our partners who are joining us from across Africa - heads of state and government, and let me welcome the delegations from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, with whom we are working so urgently to control the Ebola outbreak, and whose citizens are in our thoughts and prayers today,” Obama said.

Ebola outbreaks usually have a high fatality rate.

The World Health Organization says nearly 900 people have died from Ebola this year. The disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids and organs.

Vice President Joe Biden also addressed the audience, saying that we need to work with Africa, not “do for Africa.”

“The question was always what can we do for Africa - that's no longer the question, it’s what can we do with Africa, not for Africa - what can we do together,” Biden said.

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