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Sep 23, 2014 8:24 AM

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

The Associated Press

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone's president says authorities are considering another nationwide shutdown after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on Ebola and check for sick people.

President Ernest Bai Koroma said on local radio Tuesday that he was "mainly satisfied" with the lockdown. He said they identified many people sickened with Ebola and found bodies of those who had died. He gave no numbers. Authorities are expected to give tallies later in the day.

An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiraled into the largest ever. The World Health Organization has linked more than 2,800 deaths and more than 5,800 cases to the disease. But it has warned that even those tolls are likely vast underestimates.


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