U.S. officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

photo Health workers walk around medical tents that form part of a new American clinic to be used for the treatment of people suffering from the Ebola virusin this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, on the outskirts of the city of Monrovia, Liberia.

NEW YORK - U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.

In a call with reporters, the officials said disputes have erupted over matters like where to build new treatment centers and getting U.S. military helicopters to transport patients and blood samples from remote areas.

But