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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Ebola confirmed in Sierra Leone

Just two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the west African country was “stable with no new cases being reported”, the lethal virus has now been confirmed in the town of Koindu in eastern Sierra Leone.

In a tweet earlier today, WHO states, “On 25 May 2014, WHO was notified of a lab-confirmed case and four suspected deaths from , ” Koindu is located in the Kailahun District, which borders the country of Guinea. As of Saturday, Guinea had reported  258 clinically compatible cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), including 174 deaths.

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Although the WHO doesn’t specify the number of fatalities, a BBC report today says four people have died from the lethal virus over the past three to four days. Dr Amara Jambai, the director of disease prevention and control at Sierra Leone’s health ministry, said a health worker was among the four people who had died of Ebola. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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