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Sierra Leone Center Releases Its First Ebola Survivors

Nina de Vries | VOICE OF AMERICA   in 
September 29, 2014

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—When Kadiatu Bangura saw her brother, Emmanuel, for the first time after her release from the International Red Cross-operated Ebola treatment center near Kenema, she ran into his arms crying tears of joy.

She had not seen him for weeks and was not sure she would ever see him again.

The treatment center, in one of the areas hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, released its first survivors of the deadly disease this past weekend.

Of the four west African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, Liberia has been hit the hardest, with 3,458 people infected, and 1,830 of those killed by the disease. Sierra Leone has had 1,813 reported cases and 593 deaths, the WHO said.

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