Dr. Patricia Henwood is packing her bags. On Thursday, she’ll board a plane bound for Liberia.
Congregants of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist church in Mt. Airy held a donation drive Saturday to collect items to help Liberians who are struggling with the spread of the Ebola virus.
The government will begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.
“This has been a rough year,” said Nora Solo at a church service in South Philadelphia. “The children died in the fire, and then Ebola is going on.”
On Tuesday, the company announced on its website that it would be discontinuing flights to and from both Liberia and Sierra Leone until Aug. 31st, 2014.
The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.
Ambassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor’s claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department’s response time.
A federal judge has ordered a 69-year-old man held without bail pending trial on charges he lied to get U.S. citizenship, failing to disclose a role in a rebel group federal authorities allege committed atrocities in Liberia in the early 1990’s.
In addition to world leaders meeting at the United Nations, the Clinton Global Initiative is also having its annual meeting in New York City. A former area Congresswoman is meeting and greeting to further her cause.
Standing proudly with their right hands in the air, men and women from 20 countries, including Liberia, Ukraine, India and Mexico, took the oath of citizenship pledging allegiance to the United States of America.