Mali Confirms First Case Of Ebola

News outlets report that Mali has confirmed its first case of Ebola, making it the sixth West African country to be hit by the outbreak.

The Atlantic: Ebola Reaches Mali
“Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of the disease. In a television address on Thursday, Mali’s health minister, Ousmane Kone, revealed that a two-year-old girl has tested positive for the virus…” (Romm, 10/23).

New York Times: Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case
“Mali on Thursday became the sixth West African country to confirm an Ebola case, indicating again the disease’s barely controlled spread across porous regional borders…” (Nossiter, 10/23).

Reuters: Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola
“…Mali’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighboring Guinea, where the outbreak began…” (Diarra/Diallo, 10/23).

Agence France-Presse: First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: health ministry (10/23).
Associated Press: 1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali (Paye-Layleh/Roy-Macaulay, 10/23).
BBC News: Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case (Soy/Diawara, 10/24).
Reuters: WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus (Nebehay, 10/23).
Washington Post: Health minister: Mali confirms its first Ebola case (Ohlheiser, 10/23).