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Violence Erupts In Sierra Leone Over Ebola; Dozens Of Survivors Released

News outlets report on the impacts of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, where violence erupted this week over the disease.

Agence France-Presse: Ebola riot in S. Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials
“Tensions surrounding the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa sparked a deadly riot in Sierra Leone as the World Health Organization prepared Wednesday to coordinate clinical trials of an experimental vaccine against the killer virus…” (Johnson, 10/22).

Associated Press: Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
“Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone’s capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country…” (Kargbo/Roy-Macaulay, 10/22).

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