Ebola Outbreak Reaches Sierra Leone Capital of Freetown

Sunday, July 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

Afkinsider.com
July 13, 2014

The African Ebola outbrak keeps growing. And now it has moved to Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown where an Egyptian was found with the city’s first confirmed case of the disease, reports Business Week.

An unidentified Egyptian national checked into a clinic east of Freetown, Sidie Yahya Tunis, director of Information, Communication and Technology at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, said.

“The Ebola disease usually spreads to other places when suspected or confirmed cases in one community move to another, they abandon treatment centers to stay with relatives or they seek treatment outside the Ebola centers,” Tunis said.

In Sierra Leone so far there have been 99 Ebola deaths out of 315 laboratory confirmed cases, the ministry said. According to the ministry, 92 people had died out of 305 cases. But cases of the hemorrhagic fever has been the cause of death of more than 540 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According to the World Health Orgainzation, the outbreak may last another three to four months.

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