SIERRA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SIERRA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Red Cross team attacked collecting Ebola dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452339-68/ebola-red-guinea-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58452339-68/ebola-red-guinea-leone.html.csp">Red Cross team attacked collecting Ebola dead</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T20:59:09.19-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 08:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conakry, Guinea • A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa’s outbreak. One Red Cross worker is recovering after being wounded in the neck in Tuesday’s attack in Forecariah, according to Benoit Carpentier, a spokesman for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Family members of the dead initially set upon the s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584523392014-09-24T20:59:09.19-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T20:59:09.19-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58452339@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:59:09 MDT Ebola could infect 1.4M in worst-case scenario http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447608-68/cases-cdc-ebola-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58447608-68/cases-cdc-ebola-health.html.csp">Ebola could infect 1.4M in worst-case scenario</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE STOBBE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MARIA CHENG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T18:33:55.672-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 06:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up. The widely varying projections by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were based on conditions in late August and do not take into account a recent international surge in medical aid for the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584476082014-09-23T18:33:55.672-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-23T18:33:55.672-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58447608@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:33:55 MDT Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp">Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were complying with orders to stay at home as nearly 30,000 volunteers and health care workers fanned out across the country to distribute soap and information...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584363752014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436375@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp">Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of health care workers began going house to house in crowded urban neighborhoods and remote villages, hoping to find and isolate infected people. President Ernest Bai Koroma urge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340812014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434081@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:59:05 MDT Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382820-68/leone-sierra-cases-ebola.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58382820-68/leone-sierra-cases-ebola.html.csp">Sierra Leone to have lockdown amid Ebola crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Authorities are ordering people in Sierra Leone to stay inside their homes for three days later this month as part of an effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa, a government spokesman said Saturday. Abdulai Bayraytay said the government is telling people to stay inside their homes on Sept. 19, 20 and 21. The dates were chosen to give people enough time to stock up on food and other provisions before the ban on move...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583828202014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T19:50:06.531-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58382820@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:50:06 MDT One dead in Cache County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364904-78/frew-driver-cache-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364904-78/frew-driver-cache-sierra.html.csp">One dead in Cache County crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T22:20:27.998-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One person died late Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash in the Cache County town of Hyde Park. Dav Frew, an 82-year-old man from Preston, Idaho, was killed in the accident, which happened just before noon in the area of 4040 N. Main Street. According to North Park police officials, Frew was driving his 1991 blue Mazda pickup and was trying to make a left-hand turn in the intersection, attempting to head north on US 91. A 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck was driving south on the highway whe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364904@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:27 MDT Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347289-68/flights-airlines-leone-liberia.html.csp">Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kampala, Uganda • The World Health Organization’s assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable “air link” is needed to help deal with the crisis. Dr. Bruce Aylward said Thursday “there is a super risk of the response effort being choked off” if airlines restrict flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Here is a look at some of the actions taken by airlines in parts of West Af...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472892014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:00:01.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347289@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:00:01 MDT U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347282-68/ebola-outbreak-cases-health.html.csp">U.N.: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and KRISTA LARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine. Currently, about half of the people infected with Ebola have died, so in a worst-case scenario the death toll could reach 10,000, the agency said, according to a plan released Thursday on how to stop the outbreak. The U.N. agency’s latest figures show ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472822014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:59:09.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347282@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:09 MDT Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343786-79/flights-leone-sierra-ebola.html.csp">Citing Ebola, Air France suspends African flights</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • France recommended Wednesday that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. The disease has now killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa. Air France announced that it temporarily halted its flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone because of the Ebola outbreak there and at the request of the French government. The French national carrier said it i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437862014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:41:02.62-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343786@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:41:02 MDT Liberia expands Ebola treatment centers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58305023-68/ebola-health-liberia-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58305023-68/ebola-health-liberia-center.html.csp">Liberia expands Ebola treatment centers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 09:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis. Kenya Airways and regional carrier Gambia Bird join a number of other airlines in temporarily canceling flights to avoid transmitting the disease beyond the four countries already affected in West Africa. The Kenya Airways fl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583050232014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-16T21:45:02.036-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58305023@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:45:02 MDT Outdoor Retailer: Backcountry Bed Elite from Sierra Designs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58252034-117/elite-backcountry-bag-bed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58252034-117/elite-backcountry-bag-bed.html.csp">Outdoor Retailer: Backcountry Bed Elite from Sierra Designs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T11:44:02.846-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The launch of the Backcountry Bed last year was a big success. Sierra Designs is following it up with a Spring 2015 release of the Elite. Playing on the zipperless and top opening bag, Elite is stuffed with 850-fill DriDown making it a solid option for most campers with a 15 degree rating. The bag weighs 1-pound 9-ounces and will go for $519. www.sierradesigns.com</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58252034@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:44:02 MDT Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251904-78/missionaries-liberia-release-sierra.html.csp">Mormon missionaries leaving Sierra Leone and Liberia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T10:34:07.925-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church is pulling its missionaries out of Sierra Leone and Liberia as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus, which has already killed hundreds of people in West Africa. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in those countries are being “reassigned to other missions,” the Utah-based faith said in a news release Friday. “In recent weeks measures have been taken to reduce risk to missionaries, including asking them to remain in their apartments,” the release...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251904@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:34:07 MDT