Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

July 21, 2014 11:37 AM

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Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize government handling of Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Religious leaders in Sierra Leone criticized the government's handling of an Ebola outbreak that has killed 194 people in the West Africa country, saying a lack of information was prompting rural communities to shun medical help.

Bishop John Yambasu, chairman of an interfaith task force, said he was "seriously disappointed" the government had failed to declare a public health emergency and pump more resources into the fight against Ebola, which has infected 400 people in the country during a regional epidemic.

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