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  • #16
    Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and five community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

    Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Update of 26 May 2014)

    Sierra Leone

    The World Health Organization was notified on May 25, 2014 of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. Preliminary information received from the field indicates that one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths have been reported from Koindu chiefdom. This chiefdom shares border with the current Ebola virus disease hotspot Guéckédou in Guinea. The laboratory analysis of the case was done at the VHF laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone .
    ...

    http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-...-may-2014.html
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    • #17
      Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

      Sierra Leone confirms Ebola death
      Tue, 27 May 2014 9:52 AM

      Sierra Leone on Monday confirmed its first death from Ebola and said it was restricting travel in some areas to stop the deadly haemorrhagic fever sweeping west Africa from claiming more lives.

      Minister of Health and Sanitation Miatta Kargbo urged the public to remain "vigilant" and reaffirmed an earlier ban on trips to attend funerals in Guinea, the epicentre of the west African outbreak.

      The eastern regions of Kailahun, where the first case was confirmed, and Kenema have been designated as "high risk" and travel there has also been restricted, she said.

      "The ministry has now officially moved from a preparedness level to a response level and specifically management activities have now been put in place," Kargbo told a press conference.

      "We are beginning to find out that the recent cases in the country are from individuals who went to funerals in Guinea."
      ...
      AFP
      http://news.iafrica.com/worldnews/940950.html
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      • #18
        Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

        Ebola patient in Sierra Leone pulled from hospital by family

        Woman can infect others, her family members and also those in community, health official says

        Thomson Reuters
        Posted: May 27, 2014 10:59 AM ET|Last Updated: May 27, 2014 10:59 AM ET

        Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

        The family said they did not trust the medical system and feared she would die if a transfer to the general hospital in the town of Kenema went ahead, Amara Jambai, the health ministry's director of disease prevention and control, said.
        ...
        There has been no news of the woman, whose identity has been kept secret, since she was taken from Koindu to her village nearby, Jambai said by telephone from the capital Freetown.
        ...
        http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ebola-...mily-1.2655490
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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        • #19
          Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

          Health Ministry and Partners Poised to Contain the Ebola Disease

          Posted by Cocorioko Newspaper on May 27, 2014

          Freetown, May 26, 014 (SLENA) – Health and Sanitation Minister, Miatta Kargbo has called on members of the Ebola National Task Force and donor partners to intensify efforts in the fight against the spread of the disease now that there is an outbreak in the country.
          ...
          Giving his update, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo said one case of Ebola was confirmed as of the midnight of May 26, 2014. Six others cases were admitted for diarrhea and vomiting at the Koindu Community Health Centre are responding to treatment.

          The Director of Disease Prevention and Control, Dr. Amara Jambai said the confirmed case was jointly tested by the Ministry and the U S A Research Firm Metabiota in the Kenema Laboratory. He maintained that active case search is ongoing as most of the victims were women from Sierra Leone who attended a funeral service of an Ebola victim in Guinea.
          ...
          http://www.cocorioko.net/?p=55781
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #20
            Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

            8 ebola suspects freed by relatives in Sierra Leone


            May 27, 2014 1:43pm

            FREETOWN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Some eight ebola suspects admitted at the isolation ward of the Koindu Community Health Center in the Kailahun district, east of Sierra Leone, are now at large after their relatives stormed the facility on Monday night and set them free, Health Minister Miatta Kargbo told journalists Tuesday.
            "We had wanted to transfer them to the regional isolation center at the Kenema Government Hospital for further observation," she said, "but their relatives refused."
            "We do not know their whereabouts as of now but an intensive search is being made to trace them to prevent them coming in contact with people. We suspect that they might have been taken across the border," she added.
            "Our surveillance team reports that the relatives are claiming that the suspects needed traditional healings instead of western medicine," the minister maintained.
            "I am appealing to these relatives to return them to the health authorities so they will have the necessary treatment meted out to them," the minister urged. She also reiterated that "ebola is a dangerous disease and had no cure."
            She said that ministers and parliamentarians from the district have been dispatched from the capital to the affected areas to "persuade and sensitize the families of the patients on the need for them to have proper medical treatment."
            "All medical resources have been propositioned throughout the country to contain any further outbreak," Minister Kargbo said. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...s-sierra-leone



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            • #21
              Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

              Source: http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Eb...nic-20140527-2

              Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic
              2014-05-27 21:09

              Accra - Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

              The family said they did not trust the medical system and feared she would die if a transfer to the general hospital in the town of Kenema went ahead, Amara Jambai, the health ministry's director of disease prevention and control, said.

              Lawmakers and community leaders would try to talk to family members and persuade them to return her to hospital, he said.

              There has been no news of the woman, whose identity has been kept secret, since she was taken from Koindu to her village nearby, Jambai said by telephone from the capital Freetown...

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              • #22
                Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

                In Sierra Leone, as more Ebola Cases are confirmed, mixed messages and alarmist media reportage tend to derail the efforts of health officials to contain the virus -

                ...As all these efforts are being mobilized, the public reaction which may be stimulated by alarmist media reportage and or mix messages from government authorities appear to be the new challenge. Late this afternoon, the Communications Director in the Ministry of Health gave this update:..
                “Laboratory Test from the Kenema Government Hospital Lassa and other Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers laboratory have confirmed additional cases of Ebola. Sierra Leone now has 7 laboratory confirmed cases of Ebola. Meanwhile, the ministry is also monitoring reports of suspected cases been removed by relatives from isolation units in Kenema Hospital and youths in Kailahun disrupting health workers. The authorities from the Districts have been informed and a team comprising Members of Parliament from Kenema and Kailahun Districts and Ministry officials will leave for the area today to engage the communities and authorities in those districts” - See more at: http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/ar....k3zDXY2R.dpuf
                ...About the same period, the Special Executive Assistant to the President Sylvia Olayinka Blyden 4:24pm May 27 2014 posted on her facebook wall: “One of the Ebola patients who had to flee the Koindu Kissi Teng Community Health Center when Police last evening went to rescue and escort the besieged Medical team sent to FORCIBLY take Ebola patients to Kenema yesterday, has just died at her residence where she had fled with her relatives after everyone, including the Community Health Officer, simply abandoned the Health center leaving the patients to their own devices.
                Madam KUMBA SATTA was her name. Her corpse has been taken to her village named Korosur, located three miles from Koindu for burial. Meanwhile Kissi Teng Chiefdom Speaker Falla Jusu and Koindu Town Chief Moses Foryoh, inform me that another medical team is expected soon in the chiefdom with other authorities. https://www.facebook.com/kona.feika#!/groups/sl.issues/?fref=nf
                Then the editor of ‘NewpeopleOnline newspaper, published an alarming article on his Facebook wall with the screaming headline: “Health Minister Orders Kidnap of Ebola Patients…Police Fire Live Rounds to Disperse Protesters”.
                Here are some excerpts from the article “If reports emanating from the eastern part of Sierra Leone from credible sources are anything to go by, then the Health Minister, Miatta Kargbo, is GUILTY of ordering the kidnap and possible secret killing of dying ebola virus patients”…

                “And as if on a deadly mission to kill the citizens, the Health Ministry also hurriedly summoned a press conference in Freetown to dismiss a BBC report further raising alarm on the ebola disease”…
                “It has been learnt now that the Koindu Community Health Center serving Kissi Teng, the epicenter of the Ebola virus was shut down starting yesterday evening… All the suspected Ebola cases are said to have been abandoned with patients left with the option of returning home and mixing with the rest of the population”. https://www.facebook.com/kona.feika#!/fontricia?hc_location=timeline
                ...
                Observers say this monstrosity of lack of a national approach to deal with the scourge would only fuel fear and paranoia as authorities try to educate the panic-stricken public on what’s going on. Aid workers are now describing the situation as a distraction from the efforts to temper down and contain the viral disease which has the potential to spread far beyond the eastern region...http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/67698
                CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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                • #23
                  Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: one laboratory confirmed case and four community deaths reported from Koindu chiefdom

                  Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa ( Situation as of 27 May 2014)


                  ...
                  Sierra Leone
                  As of 27 May 2014, 16 cases (7 laboratory confirmed and 9 suspected) and 4 community
                  deaths reported from Kailahun district. The confirmation of the cases was done at the VHF
                  laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
                  ...
                  http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-...-may-2014.html
                  Twitter: @RonanKelly13
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                  • #24
                    Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 16 cases (7 laboratory confirmed and 9 suspected) and 4 community deaths

                    WHO added one death:

                    Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 27 May 2014)
                    ...
                    Sierra Leone

                    In Sierra Leone, 16 cases, (7 laboratory-confirmed, 9 suspected) and 5 community deaths have been reported from Kailahun district. The district is located in the eastern region of Sierra Leone sharing borders with Guéckédou in Guinea and also with Liberia.
                    ...

                    http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-...-may-2014.html
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #25
                      Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 16 cases (7 laboratory confirmed and 9 suspected) and 5 community deaths

                      Villagers stone ebola trackers in Sierra Leone as cases rise

                      By Silas Gbandia, Bloomberg NewsBloomberg
                      11:20 a.m. CDT, May 28, 2014

                      FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone said two people died of Ebola Tuesday and seven cases of the virus have been confirmed as villagers in the West African nation threatened medical staff trying to control the spread of the disease....

                      ... Family removed some Ebola patients from a clinic this week and threatened medical staff trying to place them in isolation.

                      Health authorities had isolated some patients in a village and wanted to move them to a hospital 90 miles away, said Pierre Formenty, a WHO official who specializes in emerging and dangerous pathogens. That's when the families took the patients out of the isolation facility, Formenty said after a media briefing at the United Nations in Geneva.

                      "By doing that they exposed themselves and they exposed the village," Formenty said. WHO and health authorities are in discussions with the village to get the patients back, but for the moment they're still in the village.

                      The stoning by villagers may have been prompted by the "impatience of the medical team, who went to look for contacts without greeting the villagers, without explaining who they were," Formenty said.

                      "We all want to control this outbreak and we will control this outbreak," he said. "It will probably take longer than expected, but we cannot do it against the population; we should do it with the population."

                      ...
                      http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,0,52817.story
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #26
                        Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 16 cases (7 laboratory confirmed and 9 suspected) and 5 community deaths

                        29 May 2014 Last updated at 00:56 ET

                        Ebola outbreak: Medics travel to eastern Sierra Leone
                        ...
                        The experts are from the World Health Organization and the Doctors Without Borders charity.

                        This comes after six suspected Ebola patients were taken out of hospitals by their families, defying doctors.

                        One of the patients later died amid fears that the virus could spread, a local health official said.
                        ...
                        The medical teams are expected to arrive in a remote part of Sierra Leone later on Thursday.
                        ...
                        Dr Amara Jambai, the director of disease prevention and control at Sierra Leone's health ministry, told the BBC that staff at the clinic in Koindu town in eastern Sierra Leone had tried to stop the patients from being removed.

                        However, the families had been "aggressive" as they took their relatives away, he said.

                        The families apparently feared their loved ones would die a lonely death.
                        ...
                        The relatives' love for their sick relatives may end up killing them all, our correspondent adds.

                        Dr Jambai said two people had so far died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, and not four as previously reported.
                        ...
                        http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27615171
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #27
                          Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 50 clinical cases (14 confirmed, 3 probable, and 36 suspected) including 6 deaths (2 confirmed, 3 probable and 1 suspected)

                          Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 30 May 2014)
                          ...

                          Sierra Leone

                          As of 18:00 on 29 May 2014, 34 new cases (7 confirmed, 3 probable, and 24 suspected) and one suspected death were reported from five districts. This brings the cumulative total number of clinical cases of EVD to 50 (14 confirmed, 3 probable, and 36 suspected) including 6 deaths (2 confirmed, 3 probable and 1 suspected). The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths are as follows: Kailahun (37 cases and 6 deaths), Kenema (1 case and 0 death), Koinadugu (1 case and 0 death), Bo (1 case and 0 death), Moyamba and (1 case and 0 death).
                          ...
                          http://www.afro.who.int/fr/groupes-o...-may-2014.html
                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #28
                            Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 50 clinical cases (14 confirmed, 3 probable, and 36 suspected) including 6 deaths (2 confirmed, 3 probable and 1 suspected) as of May 29, 2014

                            Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak death toll now 5

                            By Associated Press June 3 at 9:31 AM

                            FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Foreign mining company personnel have left the country while others are undergoing body temperature screening at work sites, company officials said Tuesday as the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone rose to at least five victims.
                            ...
                            Deputy Information Minister Theo Nicol said the government was doing all it could to contain the “scourge” of Ebola. None of the 15 confirmed cases in Sierra Leone has been in the capital of Freetown.
                            ...
                            The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has hit some of the poorest countries in the world, where health care resources are already stretched. Sierra Leone is mineral-rich but its economy and health care system were ravaged by a decade-long civil war that ended in 2002. Some 60 percent of Sierra Leoneans get by on only $1.25 a day.

                            Full text:
                            http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...958_story.html
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #29
                              Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 50 clinical cases (14 confirmed, 3 probable, and 36 suspected) including 6 deaths (2 confirmed, 3 probable and 1 suspected) as of May 29, 2014

                              Question: has any confirmed case been in a miner?

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                              • #30
                                Re: Sierra Leone - Ebola: 50 clinical cases (14 confirmed, 3 probable, and 36 suspected) including 6 deaths (2 confirmed, 3 probable and 1 suspected) as of May 29, 2014

                                London Mining

                                Corporate press releases

                                Precautionary travel procedures implemented in Sierra Leone, production unaffected

                                </HEADER>03 Jun 2014

                                The Company notes recent news reports from Sierra Leone indicating an increased number of cases of Ebola Fever predominantly in the East of the country bordering the area in Guinea where the outbreak first occurred some months ago and confirms that as a precautionary measure in line with its standard operating procedures, restrictions have been imposed on non-essential travel by visitors from affected areas and some personnel who are able to work remotely, with operations personnel remaining in country and operations running as normal.

                                The Company has not had any incidences of the disease among its workforce and is not aware of any incidences in the communities surrounding the Marampa mine and continues to monitor the situation carefully. The World Health Organisation does not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone based on the current information available for this event.
                                Production at Marampa is unaffected.

                                http://www.londonmining.com/media/co...on-unaffected/
                                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                                -Nelson Mandela

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