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  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks,...

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the...

  • Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the U.N. health...

  • 200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.

    There are about 200,000 Africans from countries hosting the deadly ebola virus who hold temporary visas to visit the United States, greatly raising the stakes it could spread to America, according to a group following the immigration issue.

  • Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth doctor from Sierra Leone to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400...

  • US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking...

  • Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa, a government spokesman said Saturday. Abdulai...

  • WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients

    LONDON (AP) — Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa. After convening a two-day meeting of more than 200 experts to figure out...

  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. The disease has already killed more than 1,400 people in Guinea,...

  • Ebola: Ivory Coast-Sierra Leone game now in doubt

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast's African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Sierra Leone is in doubt because the Ivorian government doesn't want players and officials from an Ebola-hit country to enter its territory. Ivory Coast Football Federation spokesman Eric Kacou says that the...



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