Ebola Virus Hits Close To Home For Two Local Men (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Jeff Neumeyer - 21Alive
By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

August 1, 2014 Updated Aug 2, 2014 at 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21ALIVE) --- The Ebola outbreak in Africa is starting to get the attention of the world, but for some time, it has been a frightening story for two Fort Wayne men with a connection to that area.

Steve Harrington is an American missionary, who grew up in Sierra Leon. He was in West Africa in April and May, already seeing the grips of the Ebola virus.

Francis Mustapha is a retired Fort Wayne Community Schools teacher who has used his retirement to start a school in his native village, Madina, Sierre Leone. Mustapha was planning a trip to Sierre Leone in August, but that journey has been put on hold due to the outbreak.

Click on the videos to hear Harrigan's and Mustapha's thoughts on the outbreak.

The album features photos of Harrigan's previous missionary work.

For more information on Madina Village School, go to MadinaVillageSchool.com.

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