EBOLA UPDATE:  Congo declares Ebola outbreak in northern Equateur province

ALSO: Sierra Leone Makes It Illegal To Hide A Patient With Ebola

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.

With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been “underestimated.”


Meanwhile, two new cases emerged in Nigeria, where patients were quarantined two days ago while being tested,


Ivory Coast has closed its border with Sierra Leone.

Gabon has barred travel to Sierra Leone.