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New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone's capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of cases in the northeast of the country, where President Ernest Bai Koroma this month ordered troops to enforce quarantines and a nighttime curfew in the districts of Kambia and Port Loko. “Complacency is our biggest challenge,” Koroma said in announcing the measures. “Now more than ever is the time we must all remain vigilant in our households and communities.” Sierra Leone was one of the West African countries...

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