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Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.

It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea.

More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March.

The BBC's Anne Soy, who is at the UN crisis hub in Accra, Ghana, said it is believed the girl's relatives had taken her to Mali after her mother had died in Guinea.

  • 24 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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