Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Jul 30, 2014
Hey Minnesota. Thanks for bringing all the Africans to America. Ebola is transferred like HIV. What was this guy doing in Africa. Eating bush meat? Having gay sex?
"A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month.
Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus across borders in Africa, and news of his plans to travel back to the Minnesota town where his wife and children still live ratcheted up fears that the virus could spread to North America.
"Patrick could've easily come home with Ebola," Decontee Sawyer, his wife, told KSTP-TV. She lives in Coon Rapids, Minn., with the couple's three daughters. "Easy. Easy. It's close; it's at our front door. It knocked down my front door."
#2 Jul 31, 2014
Go back to Africa.
Saint Paul, MN
#3 Jul 31, 2014
It may be in your back yard very soon:
Brooklyn Park readies safeguards against Ebola
Emergency first responders in Brooklyn Park, home to one of the largest concentrations of Liberians outside of Liberia, will take additional precautions in light of the Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 700 people in three West African nations.
The city, in concert with local West African community groups, also will hold a public meeting on Sunday to discuss precautions people can take when traveling to the region.
Fire Chief Ken Prillaman has put into effect a policy under which firefighters and police officers will wear eye shields and facemasks, as well as gloves, when responding to calls involving flulike symptoms. Responders will also ask all patients with flulike symptoms, regardless of race or ethnicity, about any foreign travel.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the likelihood of the disease spreading in the U.S. is “very remote,” but Brooklyn Park is being proactive given the large population that travels to and from the affected region to visit family and conduct business.
#4 Jul 31, 2014
Liberia is the only country in Africa founded by United States colonization while occupied by native Africans. Beginning in 1820, the region was colonized by African Americans, most of whom were freed slaves. The colonizers (who later become known as Americo-Liberians) established a new country with the help of the American Colonization Society, a private organization whose leaders thought former slaves would have greater opportunity in Africa. African captives freed from slave ships by the British and Americans were sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. In 1847, this new country became the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States and naming its capital city Monrovia after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. The colonists and their descendants, known as Americo-Liberians, led the political, social, cultural and economic sectors of the country and ruled the nation for over 130 years as a dominant minority.
The country began to modernize in the 1940s following investment by the United States during World War II and economic liberalization under President William Tubman. Liberia was a founding member of the United Nations and the Organisation of African Unity. In 1980 a military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian leadership, marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars. These resulted in the deaths of between 250,000 and 520,000 people and devastated the country's economy. A peace agreement in 2003 led to democratic elections in 2005. Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil wars and their consequent economic upheaval, but about 85% of the population continue to live below the international poverty line.
#5 Jul 31, 2014
Thanks. I did not know that. Let me expand.
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