Ebola Virus: Sierra Leone Declares Emergency to Halt Spread

July 31, 2014 10:34 AM

32 0

Ebola Virus: Sierra Leone Declares Emergency to Halt Spread

Sierra Leone’s president declared a state of emergency Wednesday over the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, drafting in security forces and placing restrictions on movement to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Ebola has infected more than 1,200 people in three West African countries, and killed close to 700 of them. The outbreak received extra medical attention when two Americans became infected, and a Liberian man with family in the United States died.

Also read: Dean's drop-out reshapes DNC chair fight

Read more

To category page

Loading...