Mali Confirms First Ebola Case, 2 Yr Old Girl: WHO Sends Help

Pestilences in various places … Luke 21:11

(Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

Malian authorities said on Thursday a two-year-old girl who had traveled to neighboring Guinea was infected — making Mali the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed almost 4,900 people.

Bamako, Mali (CNN) — The girl, whose father died of Ebola, was taken to the hospital in Kayes after a nurse noticed she was suffering from what appeared to be Ebola-like symptoms. A test confirmed the girl has Ebola, Health Ministry spokeswoman Markatie Daou said.

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