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Mali rushes to contain Ebola outbreak, Liberia signals progress

17 Nov

Africa - News and Analysis

Reuters

BAMAKO/MONROVIAFri Nov 14, 2014

A health worker checks the temperature of a baby entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. REUTERS-Joe Penney
Quarantined patients are seen outside the locked down Pasteur Clinic in Bamako November 12, 2014. REUTERS-Joe Penney
A police officer stands guard outside the quarantined Pasteur Clinic in Bamako November 12, 2014. REUTERS-Joe Penney

 A health worker checks the temperature of a baby entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney

(Reuters) – Mali is rushing to impose tougher measures to contain the spread of Ebola after recording a new case of the disease in the West African nation’s capital, health officials said on Thursday.

The world’s worst epidemic of the haemorrhagic fever on record has killed at least 5,160 people since it erupted in March in West Africa, a region dogged by poverty and poor healthcare. It has ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and spurred a global watch for its spread.

Liberia, the country hardest hit by the outbreak, announced it would not renew a state of emergency, highlighting at least some recent progress in neutralising the virus there.

In Mali, which…

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