Ebola-Stricken Sierra Leone Cancels Christmas

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Sierra Leone is banning Christmas and New Year celebrations across the country this year due to the widespread Ebola outbreak.

Sierra Leone and its neighbors Guinea and Liberia account for all but 15 of a total of 6,388 Ebola-related deaths worldwide (out of a total of 17,942 cases). In the week before December 7, Sierra Leone confirmed 397 new cases—three times its neighbors’ combined total—and in the last three weeks.

 

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