Local Health Care Workers Urged To Fight Ebola In Liberia

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –  A specific group of Minnesotans is being asked to consider traveling to the area where Ebola is at its worst–West Africa. The people being urged are native Liberian health care workers.

They filled a room in Brooklyn Center Saturday to ask questions about the risks as Rep. Keith Ellison explained the need for Liberian-Americans to help the CDC fight Ebola.

One of the people who showed up at the Brooklyn Center Fire Department was Badude Zawu-Roberts. Her 31-year-old daughter just died from the virus. She was living in Liberia and working as a nurse.

“She was a wonderful person, always smiling,” Roberts said.

The grieving grandmother showed up to ask questions in a packed room to a Ellison and a state health executive, asking what will happen to her grandson, who is now an orphan.

Ellison admitted he didn’t have the answer but said he and the assistant commissioner of the Department…

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