Missionaries serving in two African countries re-assigned

UPDATE: August 6, 2014: All missionaries have safely departed from Sierra Leone and Liberia, and have been reassigned to other locations. Missionaries will be traveling to their new assignments over the next few days. When they arrive they will call their families to update them. All missionaries are safe and in good health.

Due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus, all missionaries serving in of Sierra Leone and Liberia will be  transferred out of these countries and re-assigned to other missions.

"Ensuring the health and safety of our missionaries is our top priority," the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints said in a statement released Friday.

The Church says in recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments.

There have been no reports of illness among the missionaries.

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