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Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer’s claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma. “She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola.“She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected.”

via Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer | GulfNews.com.

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