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Sierra Leone: The Battle Against Ebola Rages On

More than half of Sierra Leone’s population is under quarantine as the Ebola outbreak continues to cause deaths in the country. The outbreak has claimed more than 1,400 deaths so far, forcing the health ministry to mandate a strict lockdown for hundreds of thousands of citizens in the area. The Tonkolili District was the latest area to be sealed shut, …

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Saudi Arabian Man Suspected of Having Ebola Dies

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health said that a citizen of that country who died Wednesday in Jeddah is suspected of having contracted Ebola while on a recent business trip to Sierra Leone. Saudi laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing blood samples from the deceased man for Ebola, as well as for other illnesses which cause the …

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Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in a hospital under quarantine. Manifestation of Ebola begins with a sudden onset of an influenza-like stage characterized by general malaise, …

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Ebola Outbreak Kills 5 People In Sierra Leone

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a new Ebola Virus outbreak is responsible for the deaths of at least 5 people in Sierra Leone. “Preliminary information received from the field indicates that one laboratory-confirmed case and five community deaths have been reported from Koindu chiefdom,” the WHO’s website said, which also explained that the five cases were located along …

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Ebola Outbreak Thought to Have Spread to Liberia

The largest Ebola outbreak in Africa in seven years has likely spread from Guinea to the bordering nation of Liberia and possibly Sierra Leone. Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s chief medical officer, stated that five people in Lofa County in northern Liberia had likely died from contracting Ebola. In Guinea, at least 86 cases and 59 fatalities have been reported. The capital …

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Sierra Leone Diamond: Gem Valued At $6 Million Unearthed In Kono

One of the poorest countries in the world has discovered one of the most valuable gems in history. A premium diamond estimated to be worth $6.2 million was unearthed in Kono, Sierra Leone last week. Measuring 153.44 carats, it trumps the one found last year, which measured at 125 carats. According to Sierra Leone’s National Minerals Agency, the diamond is …

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