Ebola and the Peace Corps Life

This American Adventuress

It’s been in the news that the two Samaritan’s Purse worker’s who have been infected with Ebola have been evacuated to Atlanta to receive treatment by Emory Hospital and the Center’s for Disease Control in Atlanta. My newsfeed is exploding with both expatriates and Atlantans complaining or venting their worries to the World Wide Web. I have answered a half dozen concerned emails from friends and family (thank you!), some begging me to throw in the towel and scurry home.

Here is my reality in Cameroon: I live about 120 kilometres from the Nigerian border by air. Yes, the land borders are still open and to assume Africans don’t travel would be making a false judgment call about African economic power. Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia have all evacuated their Peace Corps Volunteers, while having two Volunteers in isolation due to potential exposure to Ebola. As of today, there…

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