Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live



Sierra Leone on high alert amid new Ebola cases in Liberia and Guinea

Sierra Leone

<p>While there is no eminent case of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, the country has called for more vigilance to prevent a resurgence.</p> <p>This is in light of reports about new cases in neighboring Liberia and Guinea. </p> <p>The World Health Organization (<span class="caps">WHO</span>) confirmed a link between a fatality in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, and new cases in its neighbour Guinea.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">[PODCAST] Sierra Leone on Alert After New Ebola Cases. Liberia Journalist Spoke to Us <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/POWERUp?src=hash">#POWERUp</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SebeNkambule"><code>SebeNkambule</a> <a href="https://t.co/hLem7hnUBm">https://t.co/hLem7hnUBm</a></p>&mdash; POWER 98.7 (</code>Powerfm987) <a href="https://twitter.com/Powerfm987/status/719369583229038592">April 11, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>A woman died of Ebola in the Liberian capital Monrovia on March 31, after arriving from Guinea, where a fresh Ebola outbreak has killed eight of the nine cases registered since mid-March.</p> <p>Two of her three children, aged five and two, have since tested positive for the virus.</p> <p>The three West African countries have collectively battled the virus that according to the <span class="caps">WHO</span> has claimed over 21 000 with Sierra Leone suffering the hardest.</p> <p>Meanwhile the Liberian Health Minister has lambasted the border closure between Sierra Leone and his country saying “its not the right answer to the existing Ebola threats.”</p>

...ts not the right answer to the existing Ebola threats.

View more