NEWS Ebola cases 'surge' in rural Sierra Leone

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    Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said.
    On average, 12 new cases a day were seen in the rural areas surrounding Freetown in late October, compared with 1.3 cases in early September, the report said on Sunday, a nine fold increase.
    "Whilst new cases appear to have slowed in Liberia, Ebola is continuing to spread frighteningly quickly in parts of Sierra Leone," the AGI report said.
    Transmission was also increasing rapidly in the capital Freetown, with the average number of daily cases six times higher than two months ago. :eek:

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