New Ebola Outbreak Raises Fears In Sierra Leone

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Published November 4, 2014 in International Business Times

Health workers in protective suits handle a sample taken from the body of someone who is suspected of having died of the Ebola virus near Rokupa Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 6, 2014. Reuters/Christopher Black Health workers in protective suits handle a sample taken from the body of someone who is suspected of having died of the Ebola virus near Rokupa Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 6, 2014. Reuters/Christopher Black

An outbreak of Ebola in an area of Sierra Leone that had avoided cases of the deadly virus is raising fears of a new chain of infections. The people of Koindagu, located in Sierra Leone’s rural north, were proud they had been free of Ebola, employing a quarantine of themselves in hopes of remaining so, according to the Guardian. But that has all changed.

On Tuesday, the Red Cross responded to the district’s capital, Kabala, to collect the dead bodies of  30 suspected Ebola patients and bury them under medical protocols aimed at stopping the disease from spreading further during traditional burials, the Guardian reported. Sierra…

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