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Liberia declares state of emergency as Ebola outbreak spreads to Middle East Updated: 2014-08-07 22:43:09 KST

The President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country struggles to contain the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
Sirleaf warned that extraordinary measures were needed for what she described as the very survival of the state, adding that some civil liberties may be suspended over the next 90 days.
This as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest-level alert for the health crisis.

"medical doctors were not getting access to the patients, because they've been attacked. So we also wanted to restrict the movement, to give the chance, to be able to control the disease."

Meanwhile, the Saudi health ministry said a 40-year-old Saudi Arabian man died of a heart attack on Wednesday while under observation for an Ebola infection.
According to the World Health Organization, the death toll from the virus has surpassed 9-hundred-30 with most cases reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.


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