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Sierra Leone

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  • Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone

    Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting rules limiting travel meant to stop it.
  • New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

    New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone
    Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone's capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of...

    Sierra Leone leader imposes curfew in bid to halt Ebola

    Sierra Leone's president imposed new restrictions Friday preventing people from entering or leaving two chiefdoms in the northern part of the country that are experiencing a resurgence of Ebola. While neighboring Liberia has defeated Ebola, Sierra...

    Study shows Ebola virus in Sierra Leone mutated at a normal rate

    Study shows Ebola virus in Sierra Leone mutated at a normal rate
    A new genetic analysis of the Ebola virus suggests that it has evolved considerably since its introduction into Sierra Leone in 2014 -- but that its rate of change has been similar to that observed in earlier outbreaks. The report, published Wednesday...

    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...