Liberians Urged to Travel Last Mile to Beat Ebola

aaaaaaaaaLiberia’s president is urging her countrymen to travel the “very difficult last mile” to rid remote areas of Ebola.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has set the goal of stopping Ebola transmission by the end of the year, a target that appears unrealistic but may be useful as a way to ensure people don’t get complacent as infection rates stabilize in Liberia. There are concerns that, as the disease retreats, lax hygiene practices will return and allow it to flare again.

On Monday, Sirleaf launched “Operation Ebola Must Go,” reminding Liberians that there are still Ebola hot spots, many in rural areas.

In remarks broadcast Tuesday, she said: “I have heard someone say to go from 100 to 90 is hard, but to go from 10 to 0 is even harder.” (read more)