Is there Ebola in Sierra Leone’s last Ebola-free district?

October 16, 2014 12:47 PM

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We wrote last week about the desperate fight to protect the last Ebola-free district in Sierra Leone. The story desribed how Koinadugu, in the country’s northern province, had managed to keep the virus at bay, even as it raged just outside its doors. Koinadugu’s status as the last of 14 districts to remain virus-free was a source of pride and hope.

Then, on Wednesday, Sierra Leonean government’s latest Ebola status report noted two new cases of the disease in Koinadugu.

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