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President Obama Delivers a Message to West Africans on the Ebola Outbreak
12:45 PM EDT
In a video released this morning, President Obama addresses the people of West Africa about the Ebola outbreak that is currently affecting the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria.
The President reiterates in the video that, along with our partners around the world, the United States is working with these countries' governments to help stop the disease. The first step in this fight, however, is knowing the facts -- which is why the President also outlines the details about the transmission and treatment of Ebola.
"Stopping this disease won't be easy," he says, "but we know how to do it." The President also notes that our countries can work together to improve public health to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.