Freetown – Sierra Leone on Friday said that it had confirmed seven cases of Ebola and suspects dozens more amid fears the deadly epidemic gripping West Africa is spreading.
“As of 28 May, there were two deaths, seven confirmed cases, three probable cases and 26 suspected cases” of Ebola, said government spokesperson Abdulai Bayratay.
Of the 26 suspected cases, 23 were registered in the eastern region of Kailahun, where Sierra Leone’s first fatality from Ebola was confirmed on Monday.
Another case was in the diamond region of Kono, also in the east, and two in the capital Freetown, said Bayratay.
The haemorrhagic fever, which has no cure, has killed hundreds since it erupted in Guinea last January…