Liberians in Minn. fight Ebola with education

Published 2:30 pm Saturday, September 27, 2014

ST. PAUL — Liberian leaders in the Twin Cities are coming together to educate people about Ebola and provide relief to those who are suffering from it.

The African Ebola Task Force was formed this summer to provide answers to questions regarding the deadly disease. The local group aims to combat misconceptions by helping Minnesota residents understand how Ebola is and isn’t spread. One member says some parents were concerned about their children playing with kids from West Africa.

The task force also sends medical supplies overseas.

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The first American to die from Ebola was Patrick Sawyer of Coon Rapids. He worked for the Liberian government and frequently traveled between the two countries.

Reports say the state has one of the largest Liberian enclaves in the U.S.