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US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

AP  |  Monrovia 

US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is making his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people.

Price today praised Liberia for its "remarkable cooperation" on healthcare issues. He toured a community that was hit hard by the Ebola virus in 2014.

Ebola survivor Mohammed Kromah told Price how he spent almost two months at a treatment centre. He showed the US health secretary his Ebola-free certificate, which was greeted with wide applause.

Price later with health workers at Redemption Hospital, where Liberia's first Ebola death was recorded in 2014. He spoke with members of the hospital's mental health mobile teams, which go out into communities to provide services.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 22:57 IST