U.N. Withdraws Contract Renewal With Mali Clinic That Missed Ebola; U.S. Adds Screening For Travelers From Mali As Country Faces New Ebola Cluster
News outlets report on Ebola in Mali and the U.S. response to new cases in the country.
Associated Press: Mali on high alert with new Ebola cluster
“…For nearly a year, Mali had been spared the virus now blamed for killing more than 5,000 people across West Africa despite the fact the country shared a porous land border with Guinea, the country where the epidemic first erupted. Now there are least three confirmed Ebola deaths, and two other suspected deaths in Mali’s capital, Bamako. Residents here who have seen the horrific death tolls from Ebola in neighboring Guinea now fear the worst…” (Ahmed, 11/16).
Reuters: U.N. scraps clinic contract as Ebola exposes Mali readiness gaps
“The United Nations mission in Mali has canceled plans to renew a contract with a private clinic providing care to its peacekeepers after a case of Ebola was missed and spread from there…” (Lewis, 11/16).
Reuters: U.S. heightens Ebola screening for travelers from Mali
“The United States is adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers get special Ebola screening after a number of cases in the West African nation, the government said on Sunday…” (Simpson, 11/16).