Aug 6, 2014 9:47 PM by Kenzie Meek-Beck

Ebola Outbreak: Liberian president declares state of emergency, while Obama announces a CDC for Africa plan

The president of Liberia declared a state of emergency during a severe Ebola outbreak. 

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced a state of emergency late Wednesday. She said that some civil rights may be suspended because of the crisis. 

Some say the crisis has become more severe because many people choose to keep their infected loved one at home, instead of brining them to isolation centers. 

Ebola has killed at least 282 people in Liberia. 

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ramped up its response to the outbreak, President Barack Obama announced a plan to create Africa its own CDC.

During his remarks on the third inaugural United States Africa Summit, Obama said the U.S. can play a key role in empowering Africa.  

The summit helped to produce around 37-billion-dollars in investments in Africa, according to Obama. 




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