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109 quarantined in Sierra Leone after new Ebola death

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FIGHTING THE DISEASE. Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people since 2013. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP
Of the 109 who had been in contact with the victim, 28 are considered ‘high risk’

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 17, 2016) — Sierra Leone’s government on Saturday, January 16, urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.

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WHO confirms new Ebola case in Sierra Leone a day after all clear

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NEW EBOLA CASE. The World Health Organization confirms a new death from Ebola virus, a day after it announced the world’s biggest Ebola outbreak was over. File photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA
‘We can confirm the Ebola case in Sierra Leone,’ the World Health Organization says after a 22-year-old female student near the Guinean border died 3 days ago

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (Jan. 15, 2016) — The World Health Organization on Friday, January 15, confirmed a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a day after West Africa celebrated halting the spread of the virus.

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WHO declares world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak over

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The World Health Organization stresses, however, that ‘the job is not over,’ warning ‘more flare-ups are expected’

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 14, 2016) — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday, January 14, that the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years was over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear.

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WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over

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BEATING THE VIRUS. Liberian Ebola survivors, Nathan Gbotoe (2-L), and his son, Abraham Gbotoe (C), walk away during the discharging ceremony from the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, Liberia, December 3, 2015. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA
The World Health Organization’s announcement is expected on January 14, with Liberia in the clear

MONROVIA, Liberia (Jan. 13, 2016) — The two-year Ebola epidemic which laid waste to communities across West Africa and killed more than 11,000 people is due to be declared over Thursday, January 14, with Liberia expecting the all-clear.

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