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Sierra Leone: ‘How Ebola got into my family’

Five years ago today, the WHO confirmed the first case of Ebola in West Africa. The outbreak started in Guinea before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing thousands of people. Many of those who died left children behind. Among them is 15-year-old Mariatu Kamara. She’s been talking to BBC Newsday.

(Picture: Mariatu. Credit: Mariatu’s aunt)

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