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Friday, 15 August 2014 | MYT 3:47 AM

U.S. Embassy dependents to leave Sierra Leone due to Ebola

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it had ordered family members at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone to depart because of limitations on regular medical care as a result of the Ebola outbreak.

"The Embassy recommended this step out of an abundance of caution, following the determination by the Department’s Medical Office that there is a lack of options for routine health care services at major medical facilities due to the Ebola outbreak," the State Department said in a statement.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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