Mass quarantine after Ebola Kills Teen in Sierra Leone
Posted by feww on September 15, 2015
New Ebola death reported in Sierra Leone
A 16-year-old girl has died from Ebola infection in the city of Makeni, in Bombali province, bordering Guinea, prompting the authorities to mass quarantine a village with 700 inhabitants.
Earlir this month, a 67-year-old food trader died of Ebola in a neighboring district; however, the country’s National Ebola Response Center (NERC) said the two deaths were unrelated.
The deaths come just weeks after the president declared Sierra Leone Ebola free, following the discharge of the country’s last known Ebola patient.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 11,300 people of the 28,000 infected since first emerging in Guinea in December 2013.