Saturday, 25 October 2014

EBOLA: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, the government health officials stated, Public Radio of Armenia reports.

The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had travelled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea – one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak.

Earlier on Friday, the World Health Organization said that the girl had multiple opportunities to expose others to the virus.

The girl first went to a clinic Tuesday after entering the country, WHO Assistant Director-General Marie-Paule Kieny said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WHO said it was working to confirm media reports that the child’s mother showed Ebola-like symptoms before her death.

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