Obama, Liberian President Sirleaf discuss Ebola recovery

February 28, 2015 12:00 AM

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that the world has made "extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola" because of the efforts of the U.S., Liberia and other partners but both he and Liberia's leader said more must be done to combat the disease.

Addressing reporters before an Oval Office meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Obama said reported Ebola cases in West Africa, the region hit hardest by the outbreak, are down 95 percent from the peak of the crisis that panicked the world last year.

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