Sierra Leone Officials Announce New Ebola Death Less Than Week After Country’s Last Known Patient Discharged

Associated Press: Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
“Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in the country’s north came back positive for the deadly disease, said chief medical officer Dr. Brima Kargbo…” (Roy-Macaulay, 8/30).

Reuters: Dead woman tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone
“…The new death, if confirmed, would represent a setback for efforts to end an 18-month regional epidemic that has infected more than 28,000 people and killed more than a third of them…” (Fofana, 8/30).