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Health in Sierra Leone: Ebola at 6 months

September 2014 -- The first confirmed case in Sierra Leone was a young woman who was admitted to a government hospital in Kailahun following a miscarriage on 24 May, 2014. A health worker suspected Ebola, given the outbreak in neighbouring Guinea. She was tested for Ebola on 24 May and placed in isolation on 25 May; the results were positive. WHO was notified about the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation almost immediately.

Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone

Fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
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Fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

28 August 2014 --WHO today issues a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The roadmap aims to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread. It also recognises the need to address, in parallel, the outbreak’s broader socioeconomic impact.

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