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In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers08:32

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As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from the rural area, where it started, to the capital of Freetown. Schools have been closed for months, and there is now a nighttime curfew.

NPR’s global health and development correspondent Nurith Aizenman tells Here & Now's Robin Young about the roots the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, including the fact that there simply aren’t enough treatment centers to deal with the exponential spread of the virus.


This segment aired on November 21, 2014.

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