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Liberia, Sierra Leone Leaders Scrap U.S. Trips on Ebola Outbreak

The leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone canceled trips to Washington for next week’s meeting of African leaders, as they fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in their countries.

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has canceled his trip to the summit hosted by his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama, according to the website of the West African nation’s presidential office. The medical aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres says Sierra Leone has become the epicenter of the worst outbreak of the disease on record.