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Ebola Patients Flee Quarantines in Sierra Leone Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 10:30 PM

Ebola patients are fleeing quarantine centers and hospitals in Sierra Leone, because they are admitted on a voluntary basis.

The BBC News reports that, "Seventeen suspected Ebola patients are "missing" in Liberia after a health centre in the capital was attacked, the government says. The government had previously denied they were missing, saying all patients had been moved to another facility."

David Machlachlan-Carr, UN's chief co-ordinator in Sierra Leone, is quoted as saying that, "While Sierra Leone was the last affected of the three Mano River countries to have confirmed [cases] of Ebola, now it's the country with the most cases."

According to the BBC, 'The Ebola outbreak, which has spread from Guinea to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, has killed at least 1,145. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for exit screenings on all travellers from affected countries."

False rumours are spreading in Sierra Leone that the ebola disease is a hoax and some local residents are raiding and shutting down hospitals.

To read the entire article from the BBC News, link here:

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