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Old 03-02-2015, 02:08 PM   #226
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Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea

By SHERI FINKFEB. 28, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — It seemed as if the Ebola crisis was abating.

New cases were plummeting. The president lifted travel restrictions, and schools were to reopen. A local politician announced on the radio that two 21-day incubation cycles had passed with no new infections in his Freetown neighborhood. The country, many health officials said, was “on the road to zero.”

Then Ebola washed in from the sea.

Sick fishermen came ashore in early February to the packed wharf-side slums that surround the country’s fanciest hotels, which were filled with public health workers. Volunteers fanned out to contain the outbreak, but the virus jumped quarantine lines and cascaded into the countryside, bringing dozens of new infections and deaths.

“We worked so hard,” said Emmanuel Conteh, an Ebola response coordinator in a rural district. “It is a shame to all of us.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/wo...er=rss&emc=rss
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:39 PM   #227
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Thanx - I'd read the store about the VP but it was an AP link & I didn't have time today to hunt up a non-AP source.
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Old 05-19-2015, 01:57 PM   #228
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Sierra Leone: New Chains of Transmission Spoil Race to Zero in Sierra Leone

18 MAY 2015

INTERVIEW

Until May 13, Sierra Leone had recorded zero cases of Ebola for eight days running. But in the past few days, several new chains of transmission have emerged in Freetown, Kambia and Port Loko.

No fewer than 270 people, across several communities, have been quarantined. To find out more, Ebola Deeply caught up with Sidi Yayah Tunis, director of communications at Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Center (NERC).

Ebola Deeply: Sidi, thanks for talking again with Ebola Deeply. Tell us about the current situation.

Tunis: We recorded eight complete days of zero new Ebola cases countrywide and just as we were about to celebrate victory, we were taken aback with new confirmed cases in Freetown, Kambia and Port Loko. It is very disappointing and disheartening, especially to frontline fighters and foreign partners who have given up their time and finances to see that the country is declared Ebola-free as quickly as possible. However, this setback will not deter our efforts to fight the virus and we will continue to fight until we succeed.
http://allafrica.com/stories/2015051...html?viewall=1
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:24 PM   #229
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Sadly, I suspect such news items will play out several times before they finally really get a grip... if that's possible.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:45 AM   #230
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Panic as Ebola patients escape in Sierra Leone

Publish Date: Jul 14, 2015

SIERRA Leone said Monday it had launched an emergency operation to prevent a serious spread of Ebola after two patients escaped for several hours from a treatment centre. A highly-infectious 32-year-old woman and eight-year-old girl sparked a nationwide alert by absconding together from the clinic on the outskirts of the capital Freetown on Saturday. The pair, who are not related, were tracked down at an undisclosed location in the evening and returned to the clinic after radio appeals were made to the public, the National Ebola Response Centre told reporters in Freetown. "Our contact tracers and surveillance officers are meanwhile tracking the level of contacts the two would have made during the period of their escape," a spokesman said.

The worst outbreak in history has seen 27,600 infections in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, of which 11,253 have been fatal, according to official data largely deemed to be an underestimate. Sierra Leone has seen almost half of the total caseload, reporting 3,941 deaths as of Wednesday last week, and is currently treating 10 patients.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in June that a retreat of the virus "that was apparent throughout April and early May has stalled" in Sierra Leone.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:27 PM   #231
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U.S. head of CDC in Sierra Leone as new Ebola cases spark concern

August 3, 2015 8:10 a.m.

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country's health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District.

Authorities in Sierra Leone last week quarantined 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the deadly virus had been gone for months.

National Ebola Response Centre's OB Sisay said Sunday two relatives of the man have Ebola and more cases are feared.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...803-story.html
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Dead woman tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

Source: Reuters - Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:53 GMT

FREETOWN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The body of a woman who died in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, less than a week after the last person confirmed to have had the disease was released from hospital, health officials said.

The new death, if confirmed, would represent a setback for efforts to end an 18-month regional epidemic that has infected more than 28,000 people and killed more than a third of them.

In the latest case, a 67-year-old woman from the Kambia District along Sierra Leone's border with Guinea, died on Saturday.

Sierra Leone's chief medical officer Brima Kargbo told Reuters that two samples tested in Kambia had tested positive for Ebola. However, he said further tests were being carried out in Makeni, the main town in the Northern Province, and in the capital Freetown.

"We are particularly concerned because Kambia has gone 50 days without a confirmed Ebola case, suggesting the possibility of an error," Kargbo said.

He added that the woman worked as a trader, though people who knew her said she had not travelled recently. She now becomes the first new case in the country since Aug. 8.
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Default Scientists say sexual transmission is the most likely explanation

Sierra Leone is to vaccinate around 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.

The death of the woman, a trader from Kambia District near the border with Guinea, sets back efforts to end an 18-month epidemic that has infected more than 28,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and killed more than a third of them.

The 67-year-old woman died five days after Sierra Leone started a 42-day countdown to being declared free of Ebola. The previous new case of the disease was reported on Aug 8.

"We will vaccinate those in the (Tonko Limba) chiefdom who came into direct contact with the deceased and those contacts they also came into close contact with," said WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris.

"We have to ensure that everybody is fully informed and consents," she said, adding that voluntary vaccinations with a drug that arrived from Guinea and has proved effective there would start on Thursday or Friday.

The fresh case is discouraging and a reminder of the difficulty of battling Ebola, said Pallo Conteh, head of the National Ebola Response Centre in Sierra Leone, adding that more cases may be recorded as a result of this victim.

He appealed to a woman he named as the niece of the victim to come forward, saying she was at high risk.

The outbreak has ebbed only to flare back up since it was first declared in March 2014. Liberia was declared Ebola-free in May, but a fresh cluster of cases appeared nearly two months later. Liberia's last case was discharged on July 23.

Scientists say sexual transmission is the most likely explanation for the resurgence in Liberia since the virus can live on in semen beyond the usual 21-day incubation period.

(Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; /Hugh Lawson)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0R22CV20150902

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I was wondering why customs asked us about Ebola when we returned from Germany yesterday...
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