Liberian President Thanks Obama for Ebola Support

September 18, 2014 6:32 AM

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked President Barack Obama and the American people for their additional offer to help Liberia and other West African countries combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The World Health Organization says there are nearly 5,000 cases of the hemorrhagic fever-like illness in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, with Liberia being at the epicenter of the outbreak.

Speaking Tuesday at the Center For Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, Obama said 3,000 U.S. troops are headed to Liberia.

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