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Sierra Leone

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  • First British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

    First British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone
    A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday. The World Health...
  • West Africa Ebola deaths reach 1,427, World Health Organization says

    GENEVA The number of deaths from Ebola has risen to 1,427 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. It said 2,615 suspected or confirmed cases had been reported in the region. Between Aug. 19 and 20, 142 new suspected and...
  • Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola

    Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola
    Clashes erupted Wednesday as security forces sealed off a sprawling seaside slum in the Liberian capital in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Angry residents stormed barbed-wire barricades and threw stones at the troops, who fired...
  • WHO: Magnitude of Ebola outbreak underestimated

    GENEVA The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has been underestimated because families hide infected relatives in their homes, the World Health Organization said Friday. Because Ebola has no cure, some people infected with the virus preferred to...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

    Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no confirmed...
  • More medics urgently needed to fight West Africa Ebola: experts

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hospitals battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa desperately need more staff, as local doctors leave their posts and foreign doctors are reluctant to come forward, medical experts said during an online debate on...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on...
  • 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...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...