Mali Confirms First Ebola Case

(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency)  The first case of Ebola virus was reported on Thursday in western Mali town of Kayes, the country's health ministry has said.
The statement from the health ministry said the victim, a 2- year-old girl who had come from Guinea's Kissidougou town and admitted at Fousseyni Daou de Kayes hospital, turned out positive after her blood samples were tested.
The sick child and the people who had contact with her in Kayes were immediately identified and taken care of in accordance with the recommended procedures, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.
Mali's health ministry which took all necessary measures to avert the spread of the virus, reassured the population on the measures taken and appealed for calm.
The health status of the infected child has considerably improved due to the good work of the medical workers, the statement added.
The ministry advised the population to avoid making unnecessary visits to Ebola hit regions and to respect hygiene measures proposed by the government.

Saudi Press Agency

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