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US Health Secretary Visits Liberia, Where Ebola Killed 4,800

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, walks May 18, 2017 through a densely-populated and heavily congested Monrovia, Liberia, slum community which was quarantined in 2014 when Ebola struck there killing dozens.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is making his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people.

Price on Thursday praised Liberia for its "remarkable cooperation" on health care issues. He toured a community that was hit hard by the Ebola virus in 2014.

Ebola survivor Mohammed Kromah told Price how he spent almost two months at a treatment center. He showed the U.S. health secretary his Ebola-free certificate, which was greeted with wide applause.

Price later met with health workers at Redemption Hospital, where the first Ebola death was recorded in 2014. His spoke with members of the hospital's mental health mobile teams, which go out into communities to provide services.