Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

2015-05-21 09:13

Sierra Leone has berated the "selfish and shameful" behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.

Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

2015-05-13 11:40

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone have been transferred to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force says.

Ebola end in sight as weekly infections drop to single figures

2015-05-06 08:13

The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the UN says.

West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

2015-04-25 09:22

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often deadly virus on the survivors.

Sierra Leone hunts Ebola quarantine escapees

2015-04-22 23:56

Police in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown are hunting seven people who fled a slum that was placed under quarantine when a member of their family died of Ebola.

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases

2015-04-16 20:29

Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial

2015-04-07 16:41

Police in Ebola-hit Sierre Leone have raided a funeral and arrested 13 people suspected of organising an unsafe burial.

Sierra Leone district records Ebola case

2015-04-05 13:42

Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun has recorded its first Ebola case in nearly four months, threatening progress made to stamp out the disease.

10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown

2015-04-01 23:26

Ten Ebola cases were found during Sierra Leone's shutdown, indicating there aren't many hidden cases.

 

Ebola cases rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone - WHO

2015-05-19 15:31

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the WHO says.

Experts: WHO needs deep reforms after failing on Ebola

2015-05-11 14:52

The WHO has failed to respond adequately to the Ebola epidemic and can win back international trust if it carries out substantial reforms, experts say.

Sierra Leone marks a low-key independence day with Ebola plan

2015-04-27 14:21

Sierra Leone has marked the 54th anniversary of its independence by setting out a four-point 'post-Ebola plan' to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.

Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths - study

2015-04-24 10:17

The collapse of health services in three west African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused at least 11 000 additional deaths from malaria, a preventable and curable disease, researchers say.

Chimpanzees return home after Ebola threat

2015-04-21 12:49

In the rising afternoon humidity, 30-year-old Tom sits in the shade, picking fleas off his neighbour, unaware of how close he came to losing his home to Ebola.

Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola scare

2015-04-14 20:38

Schools are re-opening in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak forced closures for 9 months.

WHO: Half of all Ebola infections in S Leone-Guinea border area

2015-04-09 15:02

Almost half of all Ebola infections in West Africa have been recorded in two districts located in the border region between Sierra Leone and Guinea, the WHO says.

I wish I could have touched Ebola patients - SA nurse

2015-04-06 19:19

They were warned they would return in body bags, but this did not deter two South African nurses from travelling to Sierra Leone to help Ebola victims.

Sierra Leone to start laying off Ebola workers as cases fall

2015-04-02 08:18

Sierra Leone’s president Ernest Bai Koroma says authorities would soon start laying off staff recruited to fight Ebola as the number of cases declines.

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown exposes hundreds

2015-03-30 22:32

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone has exposed hundreds of potential new cases of Ebola, aiding efforts to bring to an end an epidemic that has already killed 3 000 people in the country.

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