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WHO confirms new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 15 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i298
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Organization has confirmed a new case of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone, just a day after it declared the end of transmission of the virus in west Africa.1

Barely 24 hours after it declared Liberia free of the disease, WHO said that there had been a new case of the disease in the northern district of Tonkolili. Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola free on 7 …

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