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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 07:23 AM

 

Sierra Leone's Army Deployed to Quarantine Ebola-Stricken Neighborhoods

Sierra Leone's president called in the army on Thursday to quarantine Ebola-stricken neighborhoods and to help conduct house-to-house searches for those people displaying symptoms of the deadly virus, as West African governments began trying to tackle the epidemic more aggressively.

The president, Ernest Bai Koroma, also banned public meetings except for those dedicated to Ebola education and canceled overseas trips for top government officials, according to a speech posted on his website. Mr. Koroma was planning to attend a three-day summit of leaders of African countries to be hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington starting Monday.

Instead, the Sierra Leonean president will travel to Conakry for meetings with government officials from Guinea and Liberia. All three West African nations are reeling as some of world's most threadbare health care systems try to stop one of its most deadly viruses.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/sierra-leone-leader-calls-in-army-to-quarantine-ebola-stricken-neighborhoods-1406804513

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Squinch Jul 2014 #1

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 08:32 AM

1. Seems like that will spread it to the army, which I imagine is more mobile than an average person

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