Liberian President: U.S. Quarantines an “Overreaction”

The president of Ebola-stricken Liberia told NBC News on Tuesday that some U.S. states mandating a quarantine for health workers returning from West Africa was an overreaction. Asked whether she was worried Americans would stop coming to Liberia to help, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said: “I’m not worried, but I’m a little bit concerned because we believe it’s an overreaction.” In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Chris Jansing, Sirleaf also expressed concern about the stigmatizing of Liberians living abroad. However, she also spoke to Liberia's progress in handling the disease including building 17 specialized Ebola treatment units and equipping more than 600 community care centers.

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