Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) " A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.Maj....
In Sierra Leone, ghosts of war haunt Ebola graveyard
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone ? To find Andrew Kondoh, walk through the gates of this city?s largest cemetery, where teams in moonsuits bury more than 50 bodies in white plastic bags each day.
Sierra Leone: Taming Sierra Leone's Ebola Spread
[IRIN]Freetown -Sierra Leone is scrambling more health personnel and deploy more equipment to curb the rampant spread of Ebola in Western Area region which currently accounts for half the infections in the country.
Sierra Leone's leading doctor dies of Ebola
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed with Ebola last week after he treated a man with organ-related problems. The patient, a senior banker, was later diagnosed with Ebola and ...
Health teams scour Sierra Leone capital in Ebola drive
By Emma Farge FREETOWN (Reuters) - Health workers in Sierra Leone began combing the streets of the capital Freetown for Ebola patients on Wednesday, moving house-to-house as the government launched a major operation to contain infection in West Africa's worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that, as part of "Operation Western Area Surge", travel between all ...
Sierra Leone: Ebola Vaccine to Be Available in March
[Concord]Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine yesterday revealed in Freetown that a new vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Sierra Leoneans, will be available in March 2015.
West Africa's Ebola Death Toll Continues to Climb: WHO
Stephen (right) and Sambo (left) talk to a sick man in Freetown to determine if he should be tested for Ebola. (Photo: WHO/Stephan Saporito)
Canadian Forces medics, 2nd mobile lab heading to Sierra Leone for Ebola fight
TORONTO - The federal government says Canadian Armed Forces health-care workers and support staff will travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to begin an Ebola-related mission.
Sierra Leone diamond zone hit by largely hidden Ebola outbreak
By Reuters Staff FREETOWN (Reuters) - Health officials in Sierra Leone fear a major Ebola outbreak may have gone largely unreported until now in a remote district where the World Health Organization (WHO) said scores of bodies piled up in a hospital. 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 ...
Sierra Leone to search for Ebola cases in capital
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) ? Sierra Leone is planning a house-to-house search for hidden Ebola cases in the capital and surrounding areas in an effort to stem the disease's rampant spread, the government said Tuesday.