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Sierra Leone move qualifier to Lubumbashi
Sierra Leone will host their Afcon qualifier with DR Congo in Lubumbashi because of a ban on international sport in the country.(8/30/2014 10:43:25 AM)
Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.(8/30/2014 11:19:13 AM)
Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone began at a funeral
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak(8/29/2014 8:15:30 AM)
Ebola fears halt rotations of Sierra Leone forces into Somalia
Sierra Leone, which is battling to contain the deadly Ebola virus, will stop new rotations of its U.N.-led forces into Somalia for now as authorities move to establish safeguards, Somalia's president said on Monday. Sierra Leone is one of the key countries contributing troops to the Africa Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which is helping battle Islamic militant al Shabaab insurgents there ...(8/29/2014 2:51:46 AM)
Ebola's toll on health care in W. Africa hits hard, will be felt for years to come
When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. When he walked into a room everyone looked to him for direction and he gave it decisively, said Daniel Bausch, an American doctor who worked with Khan. He is one of at least two leading doctors in Sierra Leone who have died in the outbreak, which has ...(8/30/2014 11:31:07 AM)
Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters)- Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday. It's mutating," said Pardis Sabeti of Harvard University and the ...(8/29/2014 6:34:51 AM)
West Africa battles Ebola sporting quarantine
The widening Ebola virus crisis has caused sporting chaos with Sierra Leone having to field all players from outside the country in the African Cup of Nations to avoid a growing quarantine. Many African governments have sought a shield aound Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia which have been the worst hit countries, accounting for nearly all the 1,552 reported dead so far. The spread of the ...(8/29/2014 10:54:18 AM)
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines.(8/30/2014 11:51:07 AM)
Ebola’s toll on health care in West Africa hits hard
When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the ...(8/30/2014 11:56:53 AM)
Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital
Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday. Sierra Leone's government is struggling to cope with the worst Ebola outbreak in history, that has killed more than 1,550 people across West Africa, with the rate of infection still rising. "The workers decided to stop ...(8/30/2014 3:17:08 PM)
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