On Verge Of Declaring Limited Ebola Outbreak Over, Mali Identifies At Least 1 New Unrelated Ebola Death

News outlets report that Mali has confirmed two more cases of Ebola in the capital just as the country was preparing to declare an end to its limited outbreak.

Associated Press: Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital
“Malian authorities on Wednesday reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the nation’s only other known case, an alarming setback as the country tries to limit the epidemic ravaging other West African countries…” (Ahmed, 11/12).

The Guardian: Mali races to head off Ebola outbreak after second death
“…Officials said a nurse died on Tuesday after treating a man who arrived from Guinea at a clinic in the Malian capital, Bamako. The clinic is now in quarantine and under police guard…” (Smith, 11/12).

New York Times: Mali: New Ebola Case Is Confirmed as Response to First Was Wrapping Up
“Mali, which was just coming to the end of 21-day quarantines for 108 people linked to its first Ebola case, now has a second, the government announced Tuesday. The new case, in the capital, Bamako, was not linked to the first case, a two-year-old girl from Guinea who died in the northwestern town of Kayes on Oct. 24, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization said…” (McNeil, 11/11).

Reuters: Mali confirms new case of Ebola, locks down Bamako clinic
“…One medical officer, who asked not to be identified, said the nurse who had Ebola died on Tuesday evening while another doctor was ill and had been quarantined. A government spokesman was not available to comment on the nurse’s reported death…” (Penney et al., 11/11).

Reuters: Mali quarantines dozens after Ebola kills second victim
“Authorities in Mali quarantined dozens of people on Wednesday at the home of a 25-year-old nurse who died from Ebola in the capital, Bamako, and at the clinic where he treated an imam from Guinea who died with Ebola-like symptoms…” (Penney/Lewis, 11/12).

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