10.27.14: America’s UN ambassador visits Ebola region
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is visiting the region of West Africa hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
Power met Sunday with religious leaders in Guinea, telling them, “We are in this with you for the long haul.”
Today she’s visiting Sierra Leone.
The outbreak has killed nearly 5,000 people, mostly in those two countries and in Liberia.
Meanwhile, the governors of New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa.
The governors are requiring health workers who’ve worked with Ebola patients in West Africa to stay in their homes during the Ebola incubation period.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says the quarantines may discourage health workers from going to West African to help stop the spread of Ebola.