Sep 22, 2014 6:33 AM

Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?

The Associated Press

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease.

But questions remain about whether the sweeping, nationwide shutdown will slow the spread of a disease that is blamed for the deaths of more than 2,600 people in West Africa. Authorities have not yet said how many new suspected cases were discovered over the three days, but at least 71 bodies were buried during the shutdown.

The streets of Freetown began to bustle again Monday. Education teams will continue to fan out in communities identified as "hotspots" during the exercise.

The Ebola outbreak has also touched Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal.


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