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Sierra Leone

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  • UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

    The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.
  • Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

    Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the afflicted region. "We've seen major progress," Obama said...

    Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola closed for 9 months

    Children in Sierra Leone returned to schools on Tuesday after staying at home for nine months because of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 10,000 mostly in West Africa. More than 8,000 schools are to reopen for about 1.8 million students and...

    UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases

    The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency declared the epidemic of the lethal virus to...

    Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released

    Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released
    An American healthcare worker treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland has recovered from the virus, is no longer contagious and has been released, NIH officials announced Thursday. The patient was admitted March 13 to the...