Ebola cases continue to rise in Sierra Leone, as the government launches a major operation to try to contain the epidemic. Yiming Woo reports.
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Ibrahim Kamara suspects he has Ebola -- he's waiting for help to arrive in a neighbourhood called Devil Hole, near the Sierra Leone capital.
His eyes are glassy and red, a common symptom of the deadly virus that's killed nearly 7,000 people.
Adama, his wife, said a neighbour died on Saturday from symptoms similar to Ebola.
Those living nearby are scared they'll catch it too.
(SOUNDBITE) (Creole) LOCAL RESIDENT, 38-YEAR-OLD KADIJAH BAH, SAYING:
"I won't lie to you - I'm really worried with that man lying over there. That's why I put on this sweater because it's a transferable disease, right? Maybe the wind will transfer it to me and my family."
Sierra Leone is the worst hit country -- more than 300 new cases were confirmed in the past week.
Officers overseeing suspected Ebola patients say that help is slow to arrive.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SURVEILLANCE OFFICER, TOMEH BANGURA, SAYING:
"We called more than three times, saying we need an ambulance but until now I've not seen an ambulance. It's a problem, very serious problem."
The government has launched a major operation, sending health workers out to look for patients to help contain the epidemic.
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