Sierra Leone Reports Second Ebola Case, WHO Confirms

Agence France-Presse: New Ebola case in Sierra Leone: WHO
“A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, officials said Thursday, the second case since West Africa celebrated a declared end to the epidemic last week…” (Johnson, 1/20).

Reuters: Sierra Leone confirms new Ebola case, second in less than a week
“…Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahyah Tunis described the new patient as a 38-year-old woman, a relative who had helped care for the earlier victim Mariatu Jalloh. Jalloh died from the disease on Jan. 12, and tested positive for Ebola posthumously…” (Fofana/Bavier, 1/20).

Reuters: Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone
“Community fear and suspicion in Sierra Leone are obstructing officials’ attempts to stop the spread of Ebola, health reports showed on Wednesday, after the West African nation reported its first cases of the deadly virus in months…” (Fofana, 1/20).

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