Progress Made, but New Ebola Infections Continue

The promising signs reported by health workers yesterday regarding the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has taken a discouraging development this evening as official reports state that 18 people died today of Ebola and 24 new infections were equally recorded nationwide.

14 of today’s new infections are from Portloko and 7 are from Freetown and its environs.

Today’s development followed a single digit of 6 infections reported on Friday January 16, 2015; the lowest number in months.

Authorities in Sierra Leone yesterday announced that progress was being made against the virus.

Today’s statistics casts doubts on projections that the epidemic will be contained by the end of March as stated by President Koroma.

Sierra Leone continues to lead the chart on Ebola infections and deaths within the region.

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