NEW YORK — CBC’s coverage of the Ebola crisis in West Africa has earned the network the 2015 International Emmys for News.

The award was presented Monday night at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

CBC sent a team, including senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, to Liberia in October 2014 to report from the African country worst hit by the disease.

More than 11,280 people have been reported to have died worldwide from Ebola, according to data released by the World Health Organization earlier this month.

In a series of reports, Arsenault, producer Stephanie Jenzer and videographer-editor Jean Francois-Bisson covered the victims, overwhelmed aid workers and the economic and political fallout caused by the disease.

Broadcasters in India, the Netherlands and Brazil were also nominated in the international news category.

“It was a year ago exactly we were on the ground in Liberia and we three are still struck by how much people there endured both physically and emotionally,” said Arsenault in a CBC news release. “I don’t think that story will ever leave us. And neither will this honour tonight.”

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