Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine

first_img 61 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback; 500 under quarantine by: Associated Press – July 30, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after a man died from Ebola in an area where the virus had been gone for months.Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from the area, said Thursday that the victim had contracted Ebola in the capital of Freetown.At the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he travelled to his home village in Northern Tonkolili District.Now the 30 nurses who treated him for fever at a local hospital and his entire home village are being quarantined.Authorities said the Ebola emergency was not called, and his family and friends buried him without following the special procedures required for Ebola victims to avoid spreading the disease even after death. Sharelast_img

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