The Rt. Rev. Paul Lambert, Bishop Suffragan of Dallas, discusses how Ebola has affected the city:

I recently spoke with Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dr. John Carlo regarding the present state of affairs concerning the Ebola event. Both the Mayor and Dr. Carlo assured us that everything was under control and they feel confident we will come through this crisis with new wisdom and experience that will benefit other cities and countries throughout the world.

… The mayor has asked the faith community to assist in allaying fears of a major outbreak and to encourage calm. Currently, we have one Ebola death, and two health care workers who are infected but in stable condition. To put this in perspective, the mayor pointed out that we have had 18 deaths from the West Nile virus.

The mayor also noted that there have been several reports of parents keeping their children away from daycare because children from West Africa are enrolled. Also, Mr. Duncan’s family and fiancée are finding it difficult to find a place to stay after their release from isolation. Please pray for them.

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