(Agence France-Presse) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf overnight Wednesday declared a state of emergency in Liberia due to the deadly Ebola outbreak, warning that extraordinary measures are needed "for the very survival of our state."
Speaking of "a clear and present danger" from the virus, she announced in a speech the state of emergency for a minimum of 90 days, which will be presented to parliament on Thursday.
Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the tropical disease, which has been raging in west Africa's forests since the start of the year. More than half of those who have caught it have died.
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