Ebola Victim Widow: I Fear An Outbreak In The US

Staff Writer | The Telegraph | July 30, 2014

The American widow of Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian government official who died after contracting Ebola says she fears that there could be an outbreak of the virus in the US

Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old consultant for Liberia's Finance Ministry collapsed July 20 in Lagos, Nigeria after flying there from Liberia. He had been working in Liberia since 2008.  Sawyer had been put in isolation in a hospital in Nigeria and died on Friday. His was the first recorded case in Nigeria of the disease.  His wife Decontee Sawyer, speaking from her home in Coon Rapids, in the US state of Minnesota, said her husband had planned to come home for two of his three daughters' birthdays next month.

She had learned that her husband caught the disease from his sister, who fell ill and died of Ebola. He did not know at the time that she had Ebola, Sawyer said, as the virus shares symptoms with other diseases including malaria.  More than 670 people have died during the recent outbreak in West Africa...