What’s the latest on the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia?
The Latest on the Ebola outbreak with the latest information from Liberia (all times local):7:45 a.m.
President Mike Tobin says Liberia has reported an increase in cases, which have grown rapidly over the past week.
He says it is a “real concern.”
Tobin says his government has been working on the issue, but says it has been a slow process.
He was speaking in a speech at the University of West African in Lagos, where he is attending a conference.
The president says Liberia needs to “get its act together.”
He says the country’s health care system is in disarray.
Tobin said in a statement that Liberia has “been through a series of political crises and transitions.”
He added that the country is working hard to bring together “all stakeholders to create a better, more efficient system.”
Tobin says there are currently 5,000 Ebola cases in Liberia.
The U.S. has more than 3,000.
The Liberian government is notifying all travelers who are in West Africa to limit their travel to the country.
Tobins statement says the government is “working with all international partners” to develop a plan to contain the spread of the disease.
The statement says it will “conduct an international health cooperation plan to prevent the spread and prevent new cases.”
It also says Liberia will implement a “three-phase plan” to contain Ebola, including “strengthening our health systems to control the spread, reducing the spread to other countries and reducing the number of cases.”
The U.N. agency that monitors the outbreak says at least 6,500 Liberians have died.
The WHO says there have been 4,845 confirmed cases and 2,632 deaths, and that nearly 3,500 of those deaths were in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.
and the World Health Organization are working with Liberia on a plan.
The United Nations said Monday that the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is reaching crisis proportions, with more than 50 percent of health workers sick and the country in lockdown.
The death toll rose to 5,500 on Monday, with 3,700 still in quarantine.
The death toll was expected to reach 10,000 on Tuesday.
The World Health Assembly is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday to discuss a response to the crisis.
The WHO said Monday the United States had agreed to increase its funding to fight the outbreak in West African countries and that the U.K. has agreed to send a doctor to Liberia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were 6,531 confirmed cases of Ebola in Liberia on Sunday, compared to the 1,800 cases reported on Sunday in all of West Africa.
The agency says that number is expected to rise further, and warns the virus could be spreading rapidly.
In the U, more than 6,000 Americans have tested positive for the virus, with a total of 1,700 cases and 790 deaths.
There are currently more than 1,000 U.s. residents infected with Ebola.