Sierra Leone to lock down Ebola hotspots next week: officials

March 19, 2015 8:03 PM

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Sierra Leone to lock down Ebola hotspots next week: officials

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Residents in Sierra Leone's remaining Ebola hotspots will be confined to their houses for three days next week, officials said, as the government tries to snuff out an outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people across West Africa.

The number of Ebola cases in the region has fallen in recent months, though a spike in Guinea highlights the risk of complacency, over a year into the worst outbreak on record.

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