NC man has lost seven relatives to Ebola in Africa

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has lost seven relatives to Ebola in Africa, according to WSOC-TV.

Saah Kanda (WSOC-TV)

Saah Kanda (WSOC-TV)

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is claiming the lives of a Charlotte man’s family members who still live in the region.

Saah Kanda has lived in Charlotte for 15 years, but in a 2-month period, lost seven family members to the Ebola outbreak.

“The first day we buried three persons,” he told WSOC-TV.

Kanda left his home in Monrovia, Liberia to flee war, but the turmoil his family has had to go through over the past few months has been far worse.

His brother, nephew, mother and sister were among the seven family members who died between May and July. Kanda said they didn’t know it was Ebola until it was too late.

“Between my mother’s death and my sister’s death, I made sure they took some blood samples from my mother and it came back to be positive,” Kanda said.

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