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Sierra Leone Records No New Ebola Cases Last Week, WHO Announces

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone records no new Ebola cases in a week: WHO
“Sierra Leone has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the last week, a first since the outbreak reached the country in March last year, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (8/17).

BBC News: Sierra Leone records zero new Ebola infections
“…At the height of the outbreak Sierra Leone was reporting more than 500 new cases a week. Last week, for the first time since May last year, there were zero new cases. But authorities are warning against complacency…” (Mazumdar, 8/17).

TIME: Sierra Leone Has First Week of No New Ebola Cases
“…On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Ebola response has moved into ‘phase 3,’ which means responders are working to ensure that the last known cases of Ebola in the country have not spread…” (Sifferlin, 8/17).

U.N. News Centre: No new Ebola cases reported in Sierra Leone in past week for first time since outbreak — U.N.
“…WHO said effectively tracking chains of transmission means finding every person who has been in contact with someone proven to be infected with Ebola, monitoring them closely for symptoms for 21 days and rapidly moving them to a treatment center if they develop symptoms of potential Ebola…” (8/17).

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