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Sierra Leone

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  • 4 more aid workers flown back to U.S. for Ebola monitoring

    4 more aid workers flown back to U.S. for Ebola monitoring
    Four more American aid workers arrived back in the United States on Tuesday from West Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials said. The latest arrivals bring to 15 the number of aid workers who have returned from Sierra Leone since Friday....
  • American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

    American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition
    An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient'...
  • Aid workers returning to U.S. to be monitored after possible Ebola exposure

    Aid workers returning to U.S. to be monitored after possible Ebola exposure
    Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said several Americans who may have been exposed to Ebola...
  • Health worker with Ebola in serious condition at NIH

    Health worker with Ebola in serious condition at NIH
    An American health worker who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda on Friday and is in serious condition, NIH officials said. The person is the second...
  • Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola

    Isolation can take emotional toll on volunteers at risk of Ebola
    Dr. Matthew Waxman recently returned to Los Angeles after spending nearly two months in the town of Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients at an isolated medical facility. He and colleagues toiled in harsh and stressful conditions, caring...
  • Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital

    Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital
    An official says Sierra Leone has imposed a quarantine in a fishing district in the capital city, Freetown, in response to new Ebola cases. OB Sisay, director of the Situation Room at the National Ebola Response Center, said the quarantine went into...
  • Sierra Leone identifies scores of Ebola cases during three-day curfew

    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. In one of the most aggressive...
  • 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...
  • Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns

    Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns
    Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation. With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most...
  • WHO pulls staff from Sierra Leone Ebola lab after doctor infected

    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst-ever outbreak of the disease. At least...
  • Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

    Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine
    Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus. In...