US Sen. Chris Coons Continues Trip to Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

CBS Philly

By Tim Jimenez

MONROVIA, Liberia (CBS) — US officials say close to half of the 7,300 Ebola deaths in West Africa so far have been in Liberia.  That’s where US senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) is right now, in the middle of a four-day trip to get a good look at the American response to the deadly outbreak.

Since Coons arrived in Liberia late last week, he has thanked some of the US troops on the ground, and met a number of people with ties to the First State:  “Liberians who have family in Delaware, who are housed in Delaware, or just came from Delaware or visited Delaware. It has been truly surprising to me,” Coons said.

Sen. Coons, the first member of Congress to visit Liberia since the Ebola outbreak, says he wants to remind Americans that the fight against the disease is far from over and the US investment…

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