Ohio family grieves, worries for Liberia relatives

KENTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ebola outbreak’s rising death toll in West Africa is more than a grim statistic for a northwest Ohio family.

The Kenton Times reports that hospital pharmacy director George Wuo and his hospital nurse wife Edith say the outbreak is devastating for relatives in their native country of Liberia. Edith says she has lost 11 relatives including a sister.

The World Health Organization reported Saturday that more than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola; nearly half have died.

The Wuo family that lives in Defiance, Ohio, has been in the United States for years, and some other younger family members were able to come to this country through a refugee program. But many others remain in Liberia.

They worry what is next, and say Liberia needs more international help.

 

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