Stopping Ebola Won’t Be Easy – President Obama

US President Barack Obama has said stopping the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) won’t be easy but it can be achieved.



In a video, which appeared on the White House website and was aimed especially West African countries struggling in their fight to stop the outbreak of the Ebola virus, particularly residents of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria, Obama took out time to explain facts of the Ebola outbreak.

The president said: “Stopping this disease won’t be easy. But we know how to do it.

“You are not alone, together we can treat those who are sick with respect and dignity.

“We can save lives and our countries can work together to improve public health so this kind of outbreak doesn’t happen again.”

Obama warned Africans not to touch the dead bodies of people infected with Ebola, referring to the widely practiced tradition of touching and kissing the body before burial, as the virus is passed through bodily fluids of an infected person.

“You can respect your traditions and honor your loved ones without risking the lives of the living,” Obama said.

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