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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Ebola: Another person dies in Mali

A nurse has died of Ebola in the Malian capital of Bamako, the health ministry said Wednesday, sparking fears that the nation has not yet defeated the deadly virus.
This is the second confirmed Ebola fatality in the West African country. The first victim, a 2-year-old girl, died last month after she traveled to Mali with her grandmother from Guinea -- one of THREEhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png countries hardest hit by the outbreak in the region.
The clinic where the nurse died has been quarantined, and the government has urged citizens to report suspected cases.
NThe first case prompted fears that the virus was spreading beyond Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- the THREEhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png nations which have seen the most cases of Ebola.
Shortly after the toddler was diagnosed, dozens of people who came into contact with her were quarantined, including medical workers. It's unclear whether the nurse was among those who were in contact with the child.
The virus has killed at least 4,960 people and infected more than 13,000, mostly in the THREEhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png nations, according to the World Health Organization.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola.

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