Over the last several weeks, Sierra Leone has become the West African nation where the Ebola epidemic has been most severe.
In the other two nations at the heart of the eight-month-old epidemic, Guinea and Liberia, infections have leveled off or dropped, new data from the World Health Organization showed.
But Sierra Leone has logged an increase of 400 to 500 new cases in each of the last several weeks. Data from the WHO, released late Friday, documented 16,169 cases in those three countries, including nearly 7,000 deaths. That’s about 1,000 deaths more than in a report two days earlier.
With News Wire Services