Air France suspends Sierra Leone flights over Ebola

A Doctors Without Borders worker wearing protective clothing relays patient details and updates behind a barrier to a colleague at the medical charity's facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on August 15, 2014. Air France said it was suspending its flights to Sierra Leone from Thursday because of an Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 1,400 people in West Africa. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The lethal tropical virus which re-emerged in west Africa early this year has since infected more than 2,600 people.
  • Air France's decision came a day after British Airways said it was suspending flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone until next year due to Ebola concerns.

PARIS, Wednesday

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