Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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Quarantines in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has declared a public health state of emergency in a bid to contain the spread of Ebola, including imposing quarantines. An effective quarantine strategy provides a means of mitigating the spread of Ebola and saving lives, but only when implemented correctly

Community health worker Marrion Thomson teaches children how to wash their hands at an Oxfam Hand Washing Point in Congo Town, an area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Ebola is devastating communities in West Africa. It has already killed almost half of the people it has infected. We are stepping up our response to the disease to try to slow down the spread of infection.

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