Andy Pugh is back in Squirrel Hill after spending the past two-and-a-half months in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
For the last month, a man from Squirrel Hill has been on the front lines of the Ebola fight in Sierra Leone.
For Andy Pugh, of Squirrel Hill, the check-up is routine, but the purpose is anything but.
As Ebola continues to spread in West Africa, a locally-based international charity is stepping in to help.
The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Brother’s Brother Foundation will load another container of medical supplies and equipment for hospitals and clinics in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Peace Corps is evacuating volunteers from Ebola-stricken West Africa, and that includes a local man.
Two American aid workers – seriously ill with the Ebola virus – will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta, Ga., in the coming days.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.