Intense Ebola transmission going on in Sierra Leone: WHO

Freetown, Sierra Leone: The World Health Organization says the transmission of Ebola remains "intense" and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.

 Intense Ebola transmission going on in Sierra Leone: WHO

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Nearly 200 new cases were confirmed in Sierra Leone's capital in a recent one-week period.

The WHO report released late Wednesday indicated that Sierra Leone had the lowest percentage of Ebola patients who had been isolated — only 13 percent.

The disease is spread through direct physical contact with the bodily fluids of sick people and bodies, making it crucial that those who are contagious are placed into isolation.

WHO said that at least 1,250 people, including seven of the country's doctors, have died in Sierra Leone since the outbreak there began earlier this year.

AP

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2014 16:57:10 IST