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San Leandro: Ebola medical supplies shipped to Sierra Leone
The shipment from a San Leandro warehouse also had cellphones loaded with an app to help volunteers fight Ebola.(1/28/2015 4:27:33 PM)
In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile Ground
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.(1/27/2015 9:07:57 AM)
Sierra Leone: 'Victory Is in Sight' in the Fight Against Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Sierra Leone has lifted several anti-Ebola measures which have greatly weakened the nation's economy. President Ernest Koroma was optimistic but urged continued vigilance against the deadly virus.(1/26/2015 2:33:29 AM)
Salford paediatric doctor tells of trip to help Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone with British survivor Pauline Cafferkey
Salford Royal consultant Julie Flaherty is an emergency consultant in Britain, and spent five weeks helping the response in the west African country(1/28/2015 10:15:51 AM)
Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease is not yet over.(1/23/2015 11:14:07 AM)
Sierra Leone ends Ebola bonuses for health workers
Sierra Leone said on Thursday it was ending the "risk allowances" it has been paying to thousands of healthcare workers on the front line of its battle with Ebola. Steven Gaojia, the co-ordinator of the government's response to the outbreak, told reporters the payments of up to 500,000 leones ($118, 102 euros) a week on top of regular salaries would finish by the end of March. The move comes ...(1/22/2015 6:25:13 PM)
Sierra Leone: On Ebola front line, first glimpse of end to epidemic
Freetown, Sierra Leone— Here at the front line of the Ebola epidemic, the tide seems to be turning against the disease. “The Sierra Leone problem is turning the corner.(1/25/2015 10:52:53 AM)
Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures
Sierra Leone lifted quarantine measures imposed at the height of the Ebola epidemic Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the crisis was still "extremely alarming" despite a drop in new cases. As such, there will no longer be any district or chiefdom level restrictions on movement," President Ernest Bai Koroma said in an address to the nation late Thursday.(1/23/2015 10:50:17 AM)
Sierra Leone emergency anti-malaria drive reaches 2.5 million people: TRFN
Sierra Leone has given anti-malaria drugs to more than 2.5 million people in Ebola-affected areas and significantly reduced the number of patients with fever that might have been mistaken for Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Malaria symptoms - fever, headache, aching joints - are similar to those of Ebola in its early stages, resulting in malaria patients going to ...(1/23/2015 2:45:56 AM)
Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday removed Ebola district quarantine measures intended to curb the spread of the disease, declaring "victory is in sight" after a sharp drop in transmission. Guinea, where the outbreak first began 13 months ago, is still battling the disease although case numbers are thought to have stabilized.(1/22/2015 5:42:10 PM)
Source: Yahoo