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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – With this being the largest Ebola outbreak in history, fear of the virus is spreading. It has become an international health problem, requiring a united and global response.

The virus is not in Minnesota and "poses very little or no risk to the U.S. society at large," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ACER, in partnership with the Minnesota African Task Force, and state and local agencies want to educate the public by providing the most up-to-date information about this deadly virus.

ACER has turned to one of its co-founders and volunteers, Alfredmy Chessor, who returned from Liberia a week ago, to provide firsthand information about the disease. She will be holding a community dialogue at the Brooklyn Park Council Chambers on Wednesday, August 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. Chessor will give an update on the current state of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Dr. Chessor operates a private medical clinic in Paynesville, Liberia. Prior to her return to Liberia three years ago, Dr. Chessor was a medical provider at Park Nicollet Clinic in Brooklyn Center. She is in the Twin Cities now to solicit medical equipment and supplies to take with her upon her return to Liberia.

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