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Sierra Leone: Ebola shows worrying trend

Sierra Leone reported 537 confirmed Ebola cases in the week ending November 30, according to the World Health Organization. This is 152 more than the previous week and more than four times the combined number of cases reported in Guinea and Liberia.

The outbreak has been slowing in Liberia for more than a month. In Guinea, where the virus was first reported in March, there has been a slight increase in cases since October.

Brima Kargbo is the Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone. He told reporters that: “The issue of denial is still [widespread] in our communities despite the fact that there is increased awareness and sensitization. People continue to hide the sick; people continue to wash bodies.”

To read the full article, go to: http://www.irinnews.org/report/100926/sierra-leone-s-worrying-ebola-trend [1]