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Ebola Threatens To Spread Further In West Africa

News outlets report on a resurgence of Ebola cases in West Africa.

CIDRAP News: Ebola resurges with cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
“After leveling off over the past few weeks, Ebola virus activity in West Africa sparked up again on two fronts, in a newly affected area of Guinea and in Sierra Leone, which had not had a previous outbreak case, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest updates…” (Schnirring, 5/27).

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Spreads From Guinea
“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…” (McNeil, 5/27).

Reuters: Sierra Leone Ebola patient’s family remove her from local health center
“Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health center despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease, a senior health official said on Tuesday…” (Bigg/Nebehay, 5/27).

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