Via ProMED-mail, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation offers the most detailed report I've seen from West Africa. An excerpt:
Ebola fever disease [EVD] emergency preparedness and response
A few days ago health officials in Guinea reported an increase of ebolavirus activity in particular in the Kissidougou area (centered by the Gueckedou or Gueckedougou prefecture) close to the borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia: 11 suspected cases (2 were then confirmed), and 41 contacts were reported last week.
Since 18 May 2014, the MOHS [Ministry of Health and Sanitation] surveillance team in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, observed an increase in the number of patients presenting with diarrhea and vomiting symptoms in the communities around Koindu town; 3 patients died including a nurse, a student and a housewife on 23 May 2014. These cases are under investigation.
On 24 May 2014 one sample was collected from a patient, suspected EVD case, at Koindu health post, Kailahun District (bordering Guinea) and sent 25 May 2014 to the Lassa Fever Laboratory LFL (supported by Metabiota Inc. and Tulane/Harvard Universities). The sample was immediately tested by MOHS and showed positive for ebolavirus Zaire by conventional RT-PCR (MOHS -- Harvard University reagents) and by real time RT-PCR (Metabiota Inc., USAMRIID and Critical Reagents Program reagents). Further tests including antigen detection and IgM ELISA are currently being run (Metabiota Inc. -- USAMRIID reagents).
The Lassa Fever Laboratory is receiving more samples from suspected cases and potential contacts of this confirmed case; 8 more samples from viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) suspected cases were received on 26 May 2014. The same tests were run (conventional RT-PCR and real time RT-PCR) and the LFL confirms 6 more cases originating from Kailahun District.
The Lassa fever outreach team is currently on site in Kailahun investigating, searching for suspected cases and contacts; 300 kits of personnel protective equipment have been distributed to health officials in Kailahun, the Lassa Ward and the Lassa Fever Laboratory in Kenema (USAMRIID, Metabiota) and more are to be delivered shortly (Tulane, USAMRIID, Metabiota Inc.).
The World Health Organization was notified on 25 May 2014 of an Ebola virus disease [EVD] outbreak in Sierra Leone including one laboratory confirmed case and 5 community deaths reported from Koindu area bordering the current Ebola fever epidemic epicenter of Gueckedou, Guinea.
From the Ebola Surveillance & VHF Preparedness - Metabiota Inc. Laboratory team at KGH in partnership with the MOHS Lassa fever Laboratory of Kenema Government Hospital (supported by Tulane University): from 19 Mar to 20 May 2014 a total of 140 EVD suspected cases sampled in Sierra Leone tested negative for ebolavirus.
Suspected cases of Lassa fever and other potential VHF were also tested for ebolavirus when required, 14 samples tested positive for Lassa virus and one for West Nile virus.
385 health workers at the national level have been trained in 3 weeks for emergency preparedness and response to EVD(MOHS/Metabiota Inc.).
Intensified health communications and a weekly task force chaired by the Minister were implemented. Since then, upon request of the MOHS, a "Metabiota Daily report" has been produced since the beginning of the Ebola alert in Sierra Leone reporting on laboratory diagnostics, training progress and other issues related to EVD preparedness and response. 30 reports have been produced for the MOHS and WHO to monitor the EVD outbreak response.
Click through for the full (edited) report, plus a good observation by the moderator.