Sierra Leone defends its record on Ebola outbreak

In this file photo taken on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, people protest outside a hospital as Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visit's the area after Ebola death's in Monrovia, Liberia. A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control" and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. Bart Janssens, the director of operations for the group in Brussels, said Friday, June 20, 2014, that international organizations and the governments involved need to send in more health experts and to increase the public education messages about how to stop the spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh,File)

Sierra Leone says it is dismayed by allegations that it is not doing enough to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa.

On Friday a senior official with Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is "totally out of control" and that the governments in affected countries and international organizations are not doing enough to combat it. The World Health Organization says more than 330 deaths have been linked to the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Theo Nicol said Saturday that Sierra Leone has worked hard to educate people about how to stop Ebola's spread and has declared a state of emergency in the area where people have died.

He said everyone must share the blame for the spread of the disease.

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