MSF Head Warns World Not Yet Prepared To Control Possible Ebola Resurgence; Sierra Leone Imposes New Curfews As Cases Rise In Nation, Guinea

Reuters: Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better: MSF
“The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said on Saturday. ‘The reality today is if Ebola were to hit on scale it did in August and September, we would hardly do much better than we did the last time around,’ Joanne Liu said on the sidelines of a meeting on Ebola in Dakar…” (Farge, 6/13).

Reuters: Sierra Leone imposes Ebola curfew for northern districts
“Sierra Leone is introducing new curfews for two northern districts after a spike in new Ebola cases to the highest level in months, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Friday. … Sierra Leone and Guinea … are still regularly reporting several new cases daily, prompting both to extend emergency measures…” (Cham et al., 6/12).

Washington Post: Rise in new cases shows Ebola has not released its deadly grip
“…There was a time in May when the number of new cases in [Sierra Leone and Guinea] was tantalizingly close to zero. Then, suddenly, came an alarming spike in the two countries, which were ravaged by the virus during the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Now, week after week, up to a few dozen new people are appearing on the World Health Organization’s weekly report on the situation in West Africa. And public health officials are racing to find out what’s driving these pockets of Ebola transmission…” (Phillip, 6/12).

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