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Ebola threat to Sierra Leone infant mortality rate

Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.

Health officials say almost all pregnant women infected with Ebola, along with their unborn babies, die from the disease.

The Voice of America's Adam Bailes has more in this report from Kailahun, Sierra Leone.

Voice of America is funded by the US federal government. The BBC has agreed to share Ebola-related material with Voice of America because of the difficulties faced by media organisations reporting the crisis.

  • 30 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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