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New Ebola Death Confirmed In Sierra Leone 1 Day After WHO Declares End Of Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Joy over Ebola victory crushed by Sierra Leone death
“The World Health Organization confirmed Friday a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone just a day after West Africa celebrated the end of the outbreak…” (Johnson/Simon, 1/15).

Associated Press: New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone
“…Tests on a 22-year-old woman who died earlier this month in Sierra Leone’s north proved positive for the virus, Francis Langoba Kellie, spokesman for the Office of National Security, told a local radio program…” (Roy-Macaulay, 1/15).

BBC News: Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone
“…The BBC’s Umaru Fofana in the capital Freetown said health officials were now urgently seeking those who had come into contact with the victim…” (1/15).

NPR: Sierra Leone Reports Ebola Death, 1 Day After Outbreak Declared Over
“… ‘The reality is this outbreak’s not over,’ Dr. William Fischer of the University of North Carolina told NPR back in November, after new Ebola cases had been reported in Liberia. ‘It’s just changed’…” (Chappell, 1/15).

Reuters: Sierra Leone Ebola victim exposed 27 others to disease: NGO report
“A woman who died of Ebola this week in Sierra Leone potentially exposed at least 27 other people to the disease, raising the possibility of further transmission as a regional epidemic appeared nearly over, according to an aid agency report…” (Fofana/McAllister, 1/15).

USA TODAY: New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone
“…The WHO said it stressed in its statement declaring the outbreak over on Thursday that the virus could return in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because it persists in survivors after they have recovered…” (Onyanga-Omara, 1/15).

Washington Post: New Ebola case confirmed in Sierra Leone, one day after the outbreak was declared over
“… ‘The Sierra Leone government acted rapidly to respond to this new case,’ the U.N. health agency said. ‘Through the country’s new emergency operations center, a joint team of local authorities, WHO, and partners are investigating the origin of the case, identifying contacts, and initiating control measures to prevent further transmission’…” (du Lac/Sieff, 1/15).

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