Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Spreads From Guinea

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

MAY 27, 2014

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak appears to have spread to Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Monday. One death in a village near the border with Guinea has been confirmed by a laboratory as Ebola, and four other deaths are considered suspect. Sierra Leone health officials told the Voice of America that the confirmed case was a woman who had just returned from the funeral of an Ebola victim in Guinea; the suspect cases included her relatives. The outbreak began in Guinea in March and spread to Liberia; of the 259 cases reported to the W.H.O., 175 have been fatal.

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