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Sierra Leone leader says Ebola 'contained by end-2014'
The Ebola virus will be contained in Sierra Leone by the end of the year, the president of the badly affected country told Britain's ITV News on Thursday. "I am of the view that by the end of the year, we'll be in a position of not eliminating but containing the Ebola virus," President Ernest Bai Koroma said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the spreading outbreak, which has ...(10/23/2014 3:28:20 PM)
Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country.(10/22/2014 3:05:56 PM)
Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil society leader said he had seen at least two bodies with gunshot wounds. The head of the local police unit said youth had fired at officers with ...(10/22/2014 3:55:17 AM)
The faces of Sierra Leone's Ebola crisis
A little boy is supported after watching the body of a girl he had been playing with taken away for burial amid the Ebola outbreak. Photo: Dan Rivers/ITV News(10/24/2014 4:17:04 PM)
William Pooley who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone
William Pooley, 29, who became the first confirmed Briton to contract Ebola, arrived in the capital Freetown yesterday and will now resume work in an Ebola isolation unit run by UK medical staff.(10/22/2014 8:15:03 AM)
Life of Chinese Ebola lab members in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- China sent a 59-member contingent of medical personnel to Sierra Leone in response to calls of the country for international aid to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic.(10/24/2014 11:07:29 PM)
Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.(10/21/2014 4:37:51 PM)
Covering Ebola in Sierra Leone a scary prospect, journalist tells UGA students
Todd Frankel was scared before he went to Sierra Leone to cover the Ebola crisis for the Washington Post, he admitted to a small group of University of Georgia journalism students Wednesday.(10/22/2014 10:52:01 PM)
Ebola Fears Endanger Sierra Leone Chimpanzee Sanctuary
One of the most important chimpanzee sanctuaries in West Africa has issued an emergency appeal for financial aid amid Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis. The staff and animals at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary outside of Freetown are healthy—they do not directly face any threats from the disease—but the turmoil has cut off at least half of their funding.(10/23/2014 10:39:34 AM)
Ebola 'robot' to help fight virus in Sierra Leone
Members of a Skokie church are fighting against Ebola in one of the places hardest hit. They are hoping that some critical supplies and a "robot" could help turn the tide in West African Sierra Leone.(10/24/2014 5:16:27 PM)
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