Sierra Leone Reports New Death From Ebola, One Day After Landmark

January 15, 2016 11:58 AM

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A corpse has tested positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, a day after world health officials declared West Africa free of the disease. On Friday, people pass a banner reading "STOP EBOLA" — part of Sierra Leone's health campaign — in the city of Freetown.

One day after the West Africa region that suffered a two-year Ebola epidemic was declared free of the deadly disease, Sierra Leone has confirmed another death from Ebola. The World Health Organization says there's still a risk of more flare-ups.

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