Defying the Ebola Odds in Sierra Leone « Awoko Newspaper

July 16, 2014 2:55 PM

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Defying the Ebola Odds in Sierra Leone « 
Awoko Newspaper

Adikali Kamara is a 36-year-old student nurse working in the government hospital in Kenema, a sprawling town on the fringe of Sierra Leone’s Gola tropical rain forest.

On June 19, he began feeling unwell, complaining of fever and a headache, and went to a chemist near where he lived to buy anti-malaria drugs and antibiotics to treat typhoid fever. “I thought that my symptoms indicated either malaria or typhoid because these are the most common ailments suffered by...

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