Ebola victim in Nigeria was to return to U.S. to visit family 

July 29, 2014 4:50 PM

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Ebola victim in Nigeria was to return to U.S. to visit family 

Patrick Sawyer, 40, lived in Minnesota for a decade and was set to return to the U.S. to see his family in August. Sawyer died Friday after becoming ill on a flight to Nigeria from Liberia, leading to fears of the virus spreading through air travel.

A Liberian government official who succumbed to the Ebola virus had family living in Minnesota and was set to return to the U.S. next month, his grieving kin said.

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