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05-Sep-2014  
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US President, Barak Obama has pledged support for African countries to help end the Ebola epidemic.

Speaking on behalf of the American people, President Barak Obama noted that his government will continue to partner West African countries to combat the disease.

Noting the impact of the deadly virus, he advised Africans to take precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the disease.

Delivering a speech in a video obtained by Peacefmonline.com, the President charged African leaders to join forces with his government as they devise methods to curb the epidemic.

"On behalf of the American people, I want you to know that our prayers are with those of you who have lost loved ones during this terrible outbreak of Ebola. Along with our partners around the world, the United States is working with your government to help stop this disease."

"The first step in this fight is knowing the facts. First, Ebola is not spread through the air like flu. You cannot get from casual contact like sitting next to someone on the bus. You cannot get from another person until they show the symptoms of the disease like fever.

"Second, the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who's sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood or through a contaminated item like a needle...That's why healthcare workers wear protection like gloves and masks. That's why if you feel sick with a high fever, you get help right away," he said.

He therefore called on Africa not to cringe in fear of the disease but rather together with the American nation build a ""a stronger and more prosperous Africa. You will continue to have a partner in me and in the United States of America.

"...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."

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Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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