Sierra Leone Says Ebola Lockdown Successful, Quarantines Three Additional Districts

News outlets report on Sierra Leone’s efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak.

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone says 300 sick or dead found during Ebola lockdown
“Sierra Leone said on Wednesday around 100 bodies and 200 patients had been collected from homes during its three-day lockdown to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa…” (9/24).

Nature: Infectious disease: Ebola’s lost ward
“…In less than a month, the hospital’s operations would topple under the weight of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The wards were overwhelmed with patients and [Sheik Humarr Khan], an infectious disease physician at Kenema, and many of his staff were among those fighting for their lives…” (Hayden, 9/24),

Reuters: Sierra Leone quarantines three more districts in fight against Ebola
“Sierra Leone has put three more districts under indefinite quarantine in a bid to fight Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement, which means five of the country’s 14 districts have now been isolated…” (Fofana, 9/25).

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