Sierra Leone confirms new case of Ebola

Sierra Leone has confirmed a new case of Ebola, its second in less than a week, marking a further setback in efforts to end a two-year West African epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people.

Health ministry spokesman Sidi Yahyah Tunis described the new patient as a 38-year-old woman, a relative who had helped care for the earlier victim Mariatu Jalloh.

Jalloh died from the disease on Jan. 12, and tested positive for Ebola posthumously.

 

Reuters/UO