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Sierra Leone Lifts Quarantines, Plans To Reopen Schools As Ebola Epidemic Slows

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone to reopen schools in March as Ebola retreats
“Sierra Leone said on Thursday it would reopen schools across the country in March, with the deadly Ebola epidemic slowing throughout West Africa…” (1/22).

Reuters: 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…” (1/23).

Reuters: Sierra Leone emergency anti-malaria drive reaches 2.5 million people
“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…” (Zweynert, 1/22).

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