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  • Sierra Leone identifies scores of Ebola cases during three-day curfew

    At least 130 Ebola cases were identified and scores of bodies buried during a three-day curfew in Sierra Leone, the country’s health authorities said Monday, calling the controversial effort largely successful.
  • Sierra Leone imposes three-day lockdown in bid to halt Ebola

    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, according to Sierra Leone’s leader, who ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country Friday in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus. In a measure criticized by...

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola is growing exponentially and could take nearly $1 billion to bring under control, officials with the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The figure is double what the organization estimated last month when...

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...

    WHO doctor contracts Ebola while deployed in Sierra Leone

    A World Health Organization doctor working at an Ebola care facility in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, the second international health worker deployed by the agency to become infected while responding to the worst outbreak of the...