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Guinea, Sierra Leone Report New Ebola Cases, Signaling Virus’ Spread

News outlets report on Ebola in West Africa, including new cases in areas previously unaffected.

Al Jazeera: Ebola spreads to Sierra Leone; five reported dead
“At least five people have died in Sierra Leone’s first confirmed outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday…” (5/26).

Associated Press: 2 new Ebola deaths confirmed in West Africa
“Two new deaths from the deadly Ebola disease were announced Monday by health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone, raising fears that the first outbreak in West Africa is not yet under control. The new fatalities are far from where the outbreak began…” (Diallo/Roy-Macaulay, 5/26).

Reuters: Guinea announces two new cases of Ebola in previously unaffected area
“Guinean health officials announced two new confirmed cases of Ebola on Friday in an area previously untouched by the virus, which has killed more than 100 people in West Africa but which Guinea’s government has said is now under control…” (Hussain/Samb, 5/23).

Reuters: Five dead as Sierra Leone records first Ebola outbreak
“Five people have died in Sierra Leone’s first confirmed outbreak of Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, signaling a new expansion of the disease which regional officials said had been brought under control…” (Bavier, 5/26).

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