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U.N. worker dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

U.N. Women issued a statement Monday that a U.N. worker died of Ebola in Sierra Leone on Saturday. Edmund Bangura-Sesay was a driver for the U.N.'s local office.

Bangura-Sesay was quarantined last Tuesday, the U.N. said, when his wife showed symptoms of the disease. She is receiving treatment for Ebola, and all who came into contact with Bangura-Sesay are being "assessed and quarantined" as well, according to The Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization, said Monday that the WHO "will be fully transparent and accountable" about its failure to handle the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak has killed at least 4,500 people, according to WHO estimates.