NEWS Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by whoosh, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. whoosh

    whoosh Cooler King
    Staff Member Premium Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    25,691
    Likes Received:
    379
    (Reuters) - Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.
    An initial batch of contacts linked to a 2-year-old from Guinea who died of Ebola last month were close to the end of their 21-day quarantine period when Mali confirmed a second, separate batch of cases this week.
    There have been at least four more confirmed Ebola cases in this second episode, all linked to an imam who entered Mali from neighboring Guinea and died late last month with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognized. Three of these have died so far.
    Samba Sow, the head of Mali's Ebola response, said on state television two more suspected cases were being tested.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/14/us-health-ebola-mali-idUSKCN0IY19A20141114 :eek:
     

Share This Page

Loading...