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Fear, Doubts Obstruct Efforts to Contain Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN, Jan 21 – Community fear and suspicion in Sierra Leone are obstructing officials’ attempts to stop the spread of Ebola, health reports showed on Wednesday, after the West African nation reported its first cases of the deadly virus in months. The discovery of a case last week, only made posthumously, was

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Liberia’s Burial Workers Struggle to Forget Horrors of Ebola

By Kieran Guilbert MONTSERRADO, Liberia, Jan 21 – Clinging to the corpses of her parents, the cries of the four-year-old girl echoed around the house as Ezekiel Kalapelee and his colleagues entered the building in the middle of the night. The former burial worker recalls how the hysterical, hungry child, who had been abandoned by

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