Sierra Leone Just Recorded 2 New Cases Of Ebola This Week

Published On: August 4, 2015, 11:00 am (5 years ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA

Two new cases of Ebola have surfaced in Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had not been seen for months, according to an official.
The two new cases are relatives of a man who contracted the virus in mid-July, the National Ebola Response Centre’s OB Sisay said on Sunday.
“We now know where the virus is and we are tracking its movement, by surrounding, containing and eradicating its last remaining chain of transmission,” Sisay said.
Authorities moved quickly to contain the spread, but more cases are feared, he said.
Following the death of the unnamed man, authorities quarantined 500 people.

The victim contracted the disease in the capital, Freetown, and then travelled to his home village to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He was treated for a fever at the local hospital but authorities did not call the Ebola emergency number.

The concerns come as Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is in Sierra Leone to observe the impact of the Ebola outbreak and to assess steps needed to get the country to zero cases.

Frieden will meet government officials, international partners, and health care workers to consult on the outbreak response and discuss CDC plans to help Sierra Leone.

Northern Tonkolili had not had a single case of Ebola in five months. The new case shows, however, how just one sick person can change that.

His family and friends buried him without following the special procedures required for Ebola victims to avoid spreading the disease.
Ebola’s main symptom is fever, which is also found in more common illnesses such as malaria and typhoid.
This Ebola outbreak has killed more than 11,200 people worldwide with nearly all deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.


Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 11:00 AM | Hero
THE RETURN OF EBOLA.nawa oh
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 11:41 AM | Addicted Hero
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Quote from: beneno on  4-08-2015 11:41 AM
THE RETURN OF EBOLA.nawa oh
............yes......part 2 GOD HAVE mercy!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 12:52 PM | Upcoming
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God help us
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 02:04 PM | Upcoming
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God help us
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 02:10 PM | Upcoming
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Not again pls
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 05:04 PM | Hero
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No not again
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 05:15 PM | Addicted Hero
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Hmmm
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 06:42 PM | Gistmaniac
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lord have mercy and protect your own.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 07:39 PM | Upcoming
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lord have mercy and protect your own.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 07:40 PM | Upcoming
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lord have mercy and protect your own.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 07:42 PM | Upcoming
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Lord have mercy
Posted: (5 years ago) on 4-08-2015 08:41 PM | Hero
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make this one no come be return match ooo

Posted: (5 years ago) on 5-08-2015 03:22 AM | Hero
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Oh God not again pleeeeezzzeee
Posted: (5 years ago) on 5-08-2015 06:44 AM | Gistmaniac
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Haaa...Ebola?
Posted: (5 years ago) on 5-08-2015 10:05 AM | Gistmaniac
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I thought we hv gone past this stage oo. God abeg
Posted: (5 years ago) on 10-08-2015 04:38 AM | Addicted Hero
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We now know where the virus is and we
are tracking its movement, by
surrounding, containing and eradicating
its last remaining chain of transmission,”
May d good Lord help U!!!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 02:28 PM | Gistmaniac
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We now know where the virus is and we
are tracking its movement, by
surrounding, containing and eradicating
its last remaining chain of transmission,”
May d good Lord help U!!!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 13-08-2015 02:28 PM | Gistmaniac
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