2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus: First American Death

Resident of Minnesota, Decontee Sawyer became a widow after her husband Patrick Sawyer died from the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Sawyer speaks on how her husband contracted the virus. She believes Patrick, while traveling to Nigeria for his work, got it while taking care of his sick sister, who died from Ebola as well. Unfortunately, her symptoms were not diagnosed as the deadly virus at the time of his care-taking. Sawyer plans on taking actions to aid in the prevention and awareness of the virus through her group, Concerned Africans Against Ebola.

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