Liberia Sees Progress Against Ebola, While Mali Imposes Stronger Measures To Contain Virus

News outlets report on Liberia’s progress in containing Ebola, while Mali imposes stronger measures to contain the second outbreak of the virus in the country.

Reuters: Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak, Liberia signals progress
“Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the West African nation’s capital, health officials said on Thursday…” (Diallo/Giahyue, 11/13).

Reuters: Mali tries to trace over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave
“Mali is trying to trace at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday. … There have been at least four more suspected Ebola deaths, all linked to an imam who entered Mali from neighboring Guinea and died late last month with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognized…” (11/14).

Wall Street Journal: Liberia Lifts State of Emergency in Hopes Ebola Is Lessening There
“The government of Liberia on Thursday lifted a state of emergency in the hopes that Ebola was lessening there, even as a new case in neighboring Mali showed how the epidemic is shifting…” (Hinshaw/Mcgroarty, 11/13).

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