President Obama says 'extraordinary strides' have been made in driving back Ebola in West Africa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Obama says a lot of progress has been made in the fight against Ebola. Speaking to reporters before a meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the White House on Friday, Obama said, "We have made extraordinary strides in driving back Ebola. Cases are now down 95% from their peak." Sirleaf thanked the U.S. for its partnership in fighting the deadly disease. The worst recorded outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 9,500 people, infected over 23,500 others and placed immense pressure on already weak health systems in hardest-hit Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.