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Number Of Ebola Cases, Deaths Continue To Rise In West Africa

News outlets report on an ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse/News24: Sierra Leone raises Ebola death toll
“Sierra Leone raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus on Monday, sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading…” (6/2).

Associated Press/ABC News: Sierra Leone Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Now 5
“A British mining company says some of its personnel have left Sierra Leone amid an outbreak of the Ebola disease that has killed at least five people…” (6/3).

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases in Sierra Leone triple, to 50
“Cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone have more than tripled in just three days, from 16 reported on May 27 to 50 reported today by the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency also reported 10 new EVD cases in Guinea and one in Liberia…” (Wappes, 5/30).

Reuters: U.K. firm evacuates some staff from Sierra Leone over Ebola virus
“Iron ore producer London Mining has evacuated some non-essential staff from Sierra Leone and imposed travel restrictions due to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the company said on Tuesday…” (Fofana, 6/3).