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Sierra Leone's vice president puts himself in quarantine after bodyguard dies of Ebola

Samuel Sam-Sumana, vice president of Sierra Leone, announced on Saturday that he would "lead by example," and spend 21 days in voluntary quarantine, following the death of his bodyguard from Ebola last week, the BBC reports.

While the number of reported cases in Sierra Leone had been on the decline, a recent uptick is cause for concern, according to government officials. More than 23,500 Ebola cases have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea since the outbreak began in December 2013; nearly 10,000 people have died from the disease.