WHO Team Discovers Overwhelmed Health Clinics, Workers In Remote Sierra Leone District Hit Hard By Ebola
Associated Press: Sierra Leone area to hold 2-week Ebola ‘lockdown’
“Health workers sent to Sierra Leone to investigate an alarming spike in deaths from Ebola have uncovered a grim scene: piles of bodies, overwhelmed medical personnel, and exhausted burial teams … [in] a diamond-mining area that Sierra Leone put on ‘lockdown’ Wednesday…” (Faul/Roy-Macaulay, 12/10).
Reuters: Sierra Leone diamond zone hit by largely hidden Ebola outbreak
“…The WHO said on Wednesday that it had sent a response team to the diamond-rich Kono district following a worrying spike in reported Ebola cases in the district, which lies along the country’s eastern border with Guinea…” (Miles/Bavier, 12/10).
VOA News: Previously Unknown Ebola Outbreak Kills Dozens in Sierra Leone
“…As of Tuesday, the Kono district officially had 123 confirmed cases of Ebola. But the director of disease control for Sierra Leone’s health ministry, Dr. Amara Jambai, suggested that number was far too low…” (12/10).
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