|[stem-ebola] West Africa: First Ebola Case in Mali Dies; 'Many exposed' to index patient|
============================ Reports: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies:Bamako, Mali (CNN) -- The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.
The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea -- one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak.
Earlier on Friday, the World Health Organization said that the girl had multiple opportunities to expose others to the virus. The girl first went to a clinic Tuesday after entering the country, WHO Assistant Director-General Marie-Paule Kieny said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/24/world/africa/mali-ebola/ =========================== Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl:Health officials fear many people may have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim - a two-year-old girl.
She recently arrived from Guinea, one of the worst affected countries, and has since died.
The girl showed symptoms, including a bleeding nose, while travelling on a public bus through several towns, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Forty-three people, including 10 health workers, who came into contact with her have been identified and isolated.
The girl was being treated in the western town of Kayes, after arriving at a hospital on Wednesday.
The child had travelled more than 1,000 km (600 miles) from Guinea through the capital, Bamako, to Kayes.
"The child's symptomatic state during the bus journey is especially concerning, as it presented multiple opportunities for exposures, including high-risk exposures, involving many people," the WHO said.
The girl's mother died in Guinea a few weeks ago and the child was then brought by relatives to Mali.
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