The Courier-Mail

Ebola return dims hope

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FREETOWN: Another woman has tested positive for ebola in a northern Sierra Leone village already under quarantine after the death of a woman, 67, a week ago.

President Ernest Bai Koroma said the new case had been in contact with the woman who died on August 28 in the village of Sellu Kafta. “The in- cident is a reminder ebola is still here, so we must continue to adhere to the precaution­ary measures made by the health authoritie­s,” he urged.

The latest death had brought to an abrupt end the optimism fuelled by the release of what had been Sierra Leone’s last-known ebola patient from hospital last month.

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