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Rochester Church Puts Trip to Guinea on Hold with Ebola Outbreak

Updated: 08/11/2014 8:49 PM
Created: 08/11/2014 8:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The Ebola outbreak means a Minnesota church will change their travel plans.

Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester has been doing mission work in Africa since 1991. The volunteers were planning to bring supplies to a Guinea hospital next month, which were needed to fix a broken x-ray machine.

Now, that trip is on hold.

"Whether it's hyped up or whether it's reality, for those of us who have never been to a country like Guinea were a bit concerned about Ebola while we're there and coming back and possibly exposing family members," said Rahn Dockter, a volunteer.

Trip organizers say they're aiming to move the trip to November or December.

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has killed around 960 people so far.
 


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