US: US congratulates Liberians on Ebola milestone

New York, US (PANA) -The US government has congratulated the people of Liberia
on reaching the important milestone marked by the World Health Organization's
announcement that the current outbreak of Ebola in Liberia has ended, after having
gone 42 days without any new cases.

"This achievement is a tribute to the Government of Liberia’s rapid and sustained response
in combating and containing the disease, in collaboration with the international
community," the US State Department said in a statement Sunday.

It, however, noted: "As Liberia celebrates this monumental achievement, there is still
work to be done at Liberia’s borders with Guinea and Sierra Leone."

The American government urged Liberians to continue to be vigilant, as the threat
of a renewed Ebola outbreak will remain in the region until all the affected countries
reach the equivalent milestone.

"The United States will remain fully engaged in a partnership with West Africa to
build the capacity within the region to prevent, detect, and respond to future
outbreaks before they become epidemics.

"As Liberia’s unwavering partner, we remain committed to supporting Liberia’s
development and post-Ebola recovery plans," the statement added.
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10 may 2015 07:25:56




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