Ebola has now spread to every district in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Jonathan Benson
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

No district has gone untouched in Sierra Leone, where Ebola has now been detected in every single area of the country. The last district where Ebola had yet to emerge, Koinadugu in the north, now has two known cases of the illness, despite aggressive efforts to keep it from entering the territory.

In a new report issued by the Emergency Operations Center, the two cases are the only ones that have been detected thus far in the mountainous region of Koinadugu, located several hundred miles to the northeast of Freetown, the nation’s capital. How Ebola made it up to this area is still the subject of investigation.

“It was the only place we [were] counting on where you can go and breathe a sigh of relief and to know that now in the whole country no district is safe, is heartrending,” said John Caulker, executive director of the nonprofit group Fambul Tok, which had been actively working to keep Ebola out of the district.

“Now we will increase our activities in the district and take the necessary measures to make sure the area is safe and it does not spread.”

Nearly 2,000 more people will catch Ebola in Sierra Leone by next month, based on current spread rate

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