US orders embassy relatives to leave Monrovia over Ebola

Washington - The State Department is ordering all family members of US personnel to leave the embassy in Liberia's capital because of the Ebola outbreak.

In a statement on Thursday night, the State Department says it's taking the action for those not employed by the embassy in Monrovia out of an abundance of caution.

A State Department spokeswoman says its medical office has determined that there is a lack of options for routine health care services at major medical facilities due to the Ebola outbreak.

The deadly virus has been reported in Liberia and three other countries in West Africa. Nearly 1 000 people have died since the outbreak appeared in March.

- AP
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Hannelie Van Heerden 2014-08-08 07:20:57 AM
And yet SAA is continuing with air travel to and from West Africa!? The South African government needs to catch a damn wake up. Go and read Reuters' news and decide for yourself how irresponsible our national airline is. The situation is dire where the outbreak is centered and some of the international carriers have already suspended flights. SAA's actions means we will literally be flying Ebola into the country. It is madness considering how long a person can be infected before symptoms are apparent.
Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini 2014-08-08 07:24:23 AM
Instead of rallying the Zmapp drug to be manufactured and supplied wholesale Obama is escalating fears and refusing with the drug
Ewuga Benjamin 2014-08-08 02:13:47 PM
I pray that God will secure Nigerians an also nasarawa state from this sickness call Ebola disease