5 dead in Sierra Leone's first Ebola outbreak as disease continues to spread

May 27, 2014 11:37 AM

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5 dead in Sierra Leone's first Ebola outbreak as disease continues to spread

A scientist separates blood cells from plasma cells to isolate any Ebola RNA in order to test for the virus at the European Mobile Laboratory in Gueckedou April 3, 2014. (REUTERS/Misha Hussain)

Five people have died in Sierra Leone's first confirmed outbreak of Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, signaling a new expansion of the disease which regional officials said had been brought under control.

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