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Confronting fears about Ebola

August 3, 2014
By CHRISTINA MYER ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Does anyone remember the movie "Outbreak," with Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo? I've been thinking a lot about it this week. The story of Patrick Sawyer's death in Nigeria reminded me very much of the fictional Jimbo Scott, from the movie. Jimbo made it on to a plane and landed in Boston to kiss his girlfriend at the airport, in the movie. But, in the real world, Sawyer collapsed while getting off a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, before he had the chance to get on another plane and head home to Minnesota.



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