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Dallas Community Unites over Ebola, Fear Backlash

10-02-2014
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Members of the Liberian community in Dallas are uniting over the deadly Ebola outbreak. USA Today reports that 10,000 Liberians live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

With the first case of the virus reported in north Texas, members of Hope International Church and Ministries rallied in prayer for the victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, a resident of Monrovia in his mid-40s.

They prayed for their home country as many have lost loved ones to the disease.

The Liberian community also collected much needed medical supplies for Liberia.

Meanwhile, many are concerned about discrimination because of the virus.

"We don't want this to be a stigma on Liberians," Carolyn Woahloe, of Liberian Nurses Association, said.

"Not every Liberians are infected with this disease," she added.

Liberian leaders in Dallas are also educating and raising awareness about Ebola.

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