Sierra Leone to ban Christmas, New Year parties to curb Ebola spread

December 12, 2014 11:12 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone plans to ban parties and other festivities over Christmas and New Year to reduce the risks of Ebola spreading further in the West African nation now with the most infections, a government spokesman said on Friday.

Sierra Leone is struggling to reduce the spread of the viral hemorrhagic fever as the death toll in West Africa continues to rise, fueled in part by surging infections in the country.

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