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Ebola crisis in West Africa is felt locally
Ebola crisis in West Africa is felt locally

There have been more than 4,500 Ebola deaths in West Africa, and more than half of them occurred in Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. With close to 7,000 Liberians living in Maryland, the Ebola virus deaths have touched families throughout the state, including Laurel. Byme Taylor, who moved to Laurel five years ago, lost several relatives, including his 31-year-old brother, a Liberian minister, to the virus. The 50-year-old Taylor came to the United States in 2003. He said his brother, the Rev. Hezekiah Taylor, who was living with a younger sister, was set to get married in December and had planned to visit Taylor and his family here that same month. "The last...

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