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

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While there is no eminent case of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, the country has called for more vigilance to prevent a resurgence.

This is in light of reports about new cases in neighboring Liberia and Guinea.

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a link between a fatality in Liberia, months after it was declared Ebola-free, and new cases in its neighbour Guinea.

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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.

Two of her three children, aged five and two, have since tested positive for the virus.

The three West African countries have collectively battled the virus that according to the WHO has claimed over 21 000 with Sierra Leone suffering the hardest.

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.”

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