Sierra Leone

Fourth Person Dies of Ebola in Latest Flare Up in Guinea

CONAKRY, March 20 – A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims. “The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore

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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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Sierra Leone Celebrates End of Ebola Epidemic

FREETOWN (Reuters) Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations overnight to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 people including more than 200 health workers since it began last year. Following 42 days with no new cases, the West African nation’s epidemic will be declared officially

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