Fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

WHO and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) experts respond to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

21 July 2014 -- National health authorities, WHO and partners are working around the clock to contain the Ebola outbreak affecting eastern Sierra Leone. The vast geographical spread of the outbreak requires an enormous and robust response. Finding and treating all Ebola patients and then tracing and observing the close contacts of those people over a period of 21 days to ensure they have not been infected is a key to halt the chain of transmission.