Experts Investigate Ebola Death In Sierra Leone, Prepare For Vaccination Trial Among Case Contacts

Associated Press: Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone
“Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday. Once the source of transmission is found and contacts are traced, a vaccination trial will also begin in the northern Sierra Leone area, WHO spokeswoman Dr. Margaret Harris said…” (Petesch/Roy-Macaulay, 8/31).

The Hill: Sierra Leone ends streak without Ebola death
“…Health officials announced on Sunday that a 67-year-old woman had died of Ebola — nearly seven days since its last reported Ebola death. Before Sunday’s announcement, Sierra Leone officials had been hopeful that the country was moving closer to halting the epidemic that has plagued the country for more than a year…” (Ferris, 8/31).

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