In this Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, a health worker volunteer marks a home with chalk to identify that it has been visited, as they distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)
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Sierra Leone warned Friday it would jail entire families if Ebola victims who appeared to have been washed after death were discovered in their homes.Conteh said people were still hiding the bodies of loved ones from specialist disposal teams, fearful of the stigma associated with an Ebola death in the family.Sierra Leone confirmed Thursday it was some way short of a key target to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating almost three-quarters of patients in treatment beds.The World Health Organization (WHO) set a 60-day goal on October 1 to isolate 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and ensure safe burials for 70 percent of bodies, which are highly infectious.But in Sierra Leone, only 60 percent of patients were in isolation by December 1, Conteh told reporters in Freetown.
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