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Dramatic Rise in Sierra Leone Ebola Cases

Posted on October 24 2014

The government and local media in Sierra Leone have reported a significant increase in the number of Ebola cases and related deaths. Though no new cases have been reported from the Eastern Districts which previously were the epicenter, both the Western Urban and Rural areas have seen a high rate of virus emergence.


According to the NationalEbolaResponseCenter in Freetown, Sierra Leone, there are 851 confirmed cases in the Western Districts. The most recent update saw an increase of 49 cases. Reports indicate that Freetown has seen a spike of cases and more than 20 deaths a day from Ebola.


Eastern Sierra Leone was source of the first cases of Ebola which emerged months ago in that region. Currently, healthcare officials have no clear indication as to why this area has no new reported cases, but there is such a spike in the Western Districts.


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