Ebola Threat Forces Minn. Doctors, Nurses to Cancel Medical Mission Trip

Updated: 07/25/2014 7:35 AM
Created: 07/24/2014 5:46 PM
By: Ellen Galles

About 25 doctors and nurses from around the Twin Cities are canceling a medical mission trip to Liberia in the fall due to the threat of Ebola.  As a result, as many as 200 kids will miss out on life-changing surgeries.

The group is called Children's Surgery International. The hospital where the team normally works is temporarily suspending surgeries because it's overcome with Ebola cases. They say canceling the trip was a tough decision.

"Thousands of kids are just waiting for us. They've got that little glimmer of hope that their lives can improve, and now we can't go," Lora Stege Koppel with CSI said.

The group hopes to reschedule the trip in the spring.

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