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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola ......

In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, boys, center, walk past an ambulance, left, equipped to carry Ebola patients, outside the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday, Sept. 18, stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff) Show/Hide caption

In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, boys, center, walk past an ambulance, left, equipped to carry Ebola patients, outside the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday, Sept. 18, stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

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