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Del. Sen. Coons Visits Liberia for Look at Ebola Response

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MONROVIA, Liberia (WBOC) - U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, is in Liberia looking at the current response to the Ebola outbreak in that part of west Africa.

He told WBOC, via phone, part of the goal of his visit is to remind Americans Ebola is still an issue.

"Ebola remains widespread in West Africa," Sen. Coon said. "This epidemic is far from over. As a physician said publicly the other day, 'Saying we have Ebola under control is like saying you put a leash on a tiger.'"

Sen. Coons says he also hoped to demonstrate it is safe to go to west Africa.

The senator says his itinerary in Liberia was designed to be low-risk. He has not been in any "hot zones." Sen. Coons says he will be screen multiple times as he travels home and will have a monitoring regiment for 21 days once he returns to Delaware.

Cen. Coons is currently chair of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs. He will lose that post when Republicans take control of the US Senate in January.

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