Ebola Has Now Spread To Mali

REUTERS/Joe PenneyMali’s border with Guinea, where it has been performing temperature checks.

The first case of Ebola has been reported in Mali. Mali shares a border with Guinea, where the current Ebola outbreak began, but it has not seen any cases until now.

“Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western region of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea,” Reuters reported. Siguiri, a mining town in the northeast corner of Guinea, is the only Guinean district that shares a border with Mali and has reported Ebola cases.

Here’s a look at the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the largest in history, with an arrow pointing to Mali:

There have also been isolated cases in the United States and Spain.

According to the latest report from the World Health Organisation, there have been 9,936 cases and 4,877 deaths.

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