"Stubborn” Sierra Leone families are hampering ebola fight, says UNICEF

A health worker in Sierra Leone, where unsafe burial practices continue to spread disease. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1586/Bindra

Ebola still isn't under control in Sierra Leone and the "very small number" of people who continue to carry out unsafe burials are to blame, according to the UN children's fund (UNICEF).

The news comes amid an uptick in the number of people infected with the virus in capital Freetown in recent weeks, one of three districts where ebola is proving hard to eradicate completely.

More than 10,000 people have died from the ebola epidemic since it began more than a year ago.

UNICEF's Roeland Monasch told Daniel Johnson that it won’t be possible to eradicate the deadly disease unless these families – who number no more than 100 – change their behaviour.

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