Liberia hopes U.S. Ebola aid pushes world to do more

Sep 17, 2014 8:45 AM by Cheryl Wengren

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberia's president is welcoming promised U.S. military aid to fight Ebola and says she hopes it spurs the international community into further action.

President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday he will order 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning 17 treatment centers of 100 beds each in Liberia.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday called that commitment significant and said she hopes it will only be the beginning.

"We hope this decision by the United States will spur the rest of the international community into action," she said in a statement read by a spokesman.

She said the world community has a stake in ending the outbreak that's affected five nations.


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