Sierra Leone to ban holiday parties in effort to curb Ebola cases

December 15, 2014 12:33 PM

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Sierra Leone to ban holiday parties in effort to curb Ebola cases

People walk past a billboard encouraging people suffering from symptoms linked to Ebola to present themselves at a health facility for treatment in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

Sierra Leone plans to ban parties and other festivities over the Christmas and New Year's holidays and to launch a "surge" to cut the risk of Ebola spreading further in the West African country now with the most infections, officials said on Friday.

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