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The deadly Ebola virus has claimed hundreds of lives in several countries in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization, there were over a thousand cases of the Ebola virus in the West African region. The deadly virus, which began its spread in Guinea, has claimed the lives of 679 people.

The virus has spread to Liberia and the greater number of cases are now being seen in Sierra Leone. The Ebola virus has also claimed the life of Minnisota resident, Patrick Sawyer. Two other Americans have also been stricken with the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly of Fort Worth, Texas and Nancy Writebol of Charlotte, NC have both been flown back to the United States for further treatment. Writebol, who was treating victims of Ebola in Monrovia is reciving treatment in Alanta.

‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland, talked with Ameilia blackett, Founder and CEO of CCBM Inc, Organization for Orphaned Children in Liberia and Cherry Williams about efforts to assist her home country of Liberia through the crisis.

Ebola Virus Prompts Charlotte’s Liberian Community to Help Homeland  was originally published on