Nearly half of Sierra Leone’s Ebola cases have been found in the rural Kailahun district.
Residents of the town of Kailahun gather along a river at dusk on Aug. 19, 2014. The Kailahun district in eastern Sierra Leone has been heavily affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. School has been suspended, and residents live in fear. View “The Birthplace of an Outbreak.”Pete Muller/Prime for The Washington Post
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