Brewer native Sheila Davis is in West Africa, at the heart of the Ebola outbreak. She is surrounded by a deadly virus that has instilled fear in many Americans who will never come face to face with its devastation, and wants the public to know Ebola can be stopped — with science, not hysteria.
Davis, 49, a nurse practitioner who graduated from Brewer High School in 1983, traveled to Liberia in early October to lead the Ebola response for Partners In Health, a Boston-based international aid organization focusing its relief efforts in the rural countrysides of the region.
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From the source
Sheila Davis, the nurse from Brewer I interviewed, recently tweeted this: One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola.
Compiled by BDN Health Editor Jackie Farwell