Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone

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Health workers wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) while treating patients with Ebola. (UNifeed video capture)

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has been described by a senior United Nations official as very serious.

The West African country has about 900 confirmed cases of Ebola, more than 400 deaths and over 1,200 people who are currently under quarantine surveillance for the disease.

United Nations health experts are working with the government to help stamp out the disease.

David Mclachlan-Karr, UN Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone spoke with Derrick Mbatha about the Ebola outbreak in the country.

Duration: 4'58"

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