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Mali Ebola girl dies, 43 quarantined

The World Health Organization (WHO) says 43 people who came into contact with a two-year-old girl who died of Ebola in Mali were being monitored for symptoms and held in isolation.
The girl died of the disease after travelling across the country by bus from Guinea. She had been bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people.
The girl, who was travelling from Guinea with her grandmother, passed through several towns in Mali, including spending two hours in the capital, Bamako before ending their journey in the western city of Kayes.
Her infection makes Mali the sixth West African country to record a case of the disease.
Those who are known to have come into contact with the child, including 10 health workers, are now in quarantine.
Meanwhile, said that mass trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine could start in West Africa in December and several hundred thousand doses could be available by the first half of next year.
More than 4,900 people have died in West Africa of Ebola. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the worst affected countries. WHO says the number of people believed to be infected by Ebola has risen above 10,000. Even these figures are thought to be an underestimate.
Credit: AlJazeera

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