Sierra Leone locks down part of capital after spike in Ebola cases

February 13, 2015 5:59 PM

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Sierra Leone locks down part of capital after spike in Ebola cases

DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has locked down a neighborhood in the capital Freetown following a spike in Ebola cases, in a setback for the country hardest-hit by the virus, an official in the government response team said on Friday.

Health workers were deploying to carry out house-to-house searches in Aberdeen, a district on the tip of the Freetown peninsula where dense slums lie a stone's throw away from upscale restaurants and hotels popular with foreigners.

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