West Africa’s expat community dwindles amid Ebola

November 11, 2014 11:10 PM

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West Africa’s expat community dwindles amid Ebola

Though he lives in Sierra Leone, American Michael Ropiecki tries not to waste a lot of energy worrying about his health. But last month he came down with a fever, was throwing up and had diarrhea – all symptoms of Ebola.

“It turned out to be food poisoning, but I was very nervous that day because I had three of the major symptoms of Ebola, and yeah, it was scary. Very scary,” said the 35-year-old Tennesseean.

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