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Vol 56 No 2

Published 23rd January 2015

Sierra Leone

The politics of Ebola

The government’s handling of the epidemic is increasingly compared unfavourably with Guinea and Liberia

In its last report on Ebola, the United Nations World Health Organisation offered Sierra Leone some good news. The incidence of infection appeared to be decreasing, the WHO said, with 184 new confirmed cases reported in the week to 11 January, compared with 228 in the previous week. This still leaves Sierra Leone ahead of Liberia, with only seven new cases in the week to 11 January, and Guinea, which had 42. In fact, Freetown alone recorded more new cases, 59, than Guinea and Liberia combined.

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