The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency in an attempt to fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola.
Security forces will be used to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said.
He has also cancelled a trip to Washington for a US-Africa summit next week due to the crisis.
The tough measures being brought in are similar to those announced by Liberia on Wednesday.
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