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Liberia Declares State of Emergency as Ebola Toll Soars

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday declared a 90-day state of emergency in the wake of the country’s soaring Ebola death toll, which is now at 271, including 32 health care workers.  Sirleaf said her government will “institute extraordinary measures, including, if need be, the suspension of certain rights and privileges.”   Information Minister Lewis Brown said President Sirleaf has described the Ebola epidemic as a clear and present danger to the collective...

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