Vital Signs: Nurse from Brewer fights Ebola at its heart

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.

‘We cannot ignore what is happening’: Nurse from Brewer fights Ebola at its heart

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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

Jackie Farwell

About Jackie Farwell

I'm the health editor for the Bangor Daily News, a Bangor native, a UMaine grad, and a weekend crossword warrior. I never get sick of writing about Maine people, geeking out over health care data, and finding new ways to help you stay well. I live in Gorham with my husband Nick and our hound dog Riley.