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Liberian President Praises U.S. Ebola Efforts, Warns Virus Still Threatens West African Region

CQ News: Liberian President: U.S. Aid Helps ‘Stabilize’ Ebola Crisis
“Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told a Senate panel Wednesday that U.S. support has helped drive down the number of new Ebola cases in her country from 100 a day to just eight, but said eradicating the outbreak will require tracing and monitoring thousands of people who have come in contact with infected patients in hard-to-reach rural communities…” (Oswald, 12/10).

The Hill: Liberian president praises Obama for Ebola effort
“…Sirleaf praised the American response as ‘significant and timely,’ pushing back against widespread criticism from U.S. lawmakers and aid workers that the effort has been slow and uncoordinated. With the U.S. help, she said spread of Ebola is now ‘manageable’ in Liberia, though it is far from controlled…” (Ferris, 12/10).

Los Angeles Times: Liberian president warns that Ebola still threatens her nation
“Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf thanked the Obama administration Wednesday for its efforts in stemming the tide of the country’s Ebola outbreak, but warned that the disease was still a threat in her developing nation. … [T]he Liberian leader emphasized that despite her nation’s gains, she would not consider the outbreak extinguished until all neighboring countries were free of the disease…” (12/10).

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