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

Members of the artist group Be Kok Spirit hold a placard reading "Ebola, go away" as they march to raise awareness on the Ebola virus in Abidjian on August 19, 2014. Ivory Coast announced on August 11, 2014, that it had banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the West African nation. AFP PHOTO | SIA KAMBOU

What you need to know:

  • She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment.
  • She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected.
  • Ebola has killed more than 1,220 people since it emerged in southern Guinea at the start of the year.

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