“We are it,” Davis says when I ask if the military has a plan for how to get an infected American service member out of Liberia.
This phenomenon is even more remarkable to Page, who grew up in Liberia.
Just six physicians were serving all four of the focus counties in Liberia before the outbreak.
African nation, begun as a resettlement project of freed American slaves in 1816 by the American Colonization Society, the name chosen by society member and U.S. senator Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825) from Latin liber "free" (see liberal).
Note: The American Colonization Society began settlement of black Americans, most of them freed slaves, in 1822. Eventually, 15,000 blacks emigrated to Liberia.
Note: A civil war that commenced in 1989 and that lasted until the mid-1990s claimed more than 150,000 lives.