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  • Pathfinder
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    Fric Frac-: Controversy alert of Ebola in Sadiola

    9/9/2014 4:07

    A shadow of the Ebola virus appeared last week in the mining area of Kayes. What was announced as the first confirmed case in Mali has only been a long controversy more or less resolved by the results of samples analyzed in Bamako. One can be glad that is not yet Ebola, but the behavior of the health authorities arouses concerns.

    The information spread and speculation immediately followed last week in the Malian capital, at a speed proportional to the collective fear and the terror of Ebola in the West African sub-region. And because the alert came from hundreds of kilometers from Bamako, precisely Sadiola, a dense village where mining activities make hardly controllable the human crowds.

    Health authorities took the threat very seriously, judging at least by the rapid mobilization of masked men in stride. "Teams have been deployed to the scene following a warning of local people," acknowledged a senior official of health, adding also that there is no basis to assert that this is a case confirmed. Overlap fact, he is back saying that this is a Guinean patient working in mines and vomiting blood in the private clinic where he was admitted. Following an alert from his doctor, teams converged soon from Bamako and Kayes. Their mission consisted, according to our sources, to take a sample for analysis in the laboratories of the capital. Meanwhile, the rumor spreads like wild in Malian medical community on a confirmed case, sparking controversy in conversations of a closed circle of specialists in public health. Some focusing on a confirmed case, the other defending that there was no evidence .

    The controversy gained further in scope after the death of the patient identified as a suspect case in Sadiola. Indeed, he succumbed to his illness in circumstances unsolved before the samples came to confirmed that Ebola is not the cause of his death. The alternative hypothesis was all the more disturbing that the patient would have the time to spread the virus in its immediate environment, and for good reason: nothing has been done to prevent such an eventuality apparently between his death and the outcome of the sample testing. Should we rely on the efficiency of our health facilities in case the arrival very likely of danger in our walls ?

    1 K.
    SOURCE: The Witness of September 9, 2014.

    http://mali-web.org/sante/fric-frac-...debola-sadiola

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  • Pathfinder
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    The third case, a white traveler from Guinea was admitted since 48 hours at the Point G CHU where he sadly passed away two days ago.

    The examination of swabs from his body by the advanced laboratory Serefo have tested negative for the disease Ebola.
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    Mali: A French dies at the hospital POINT G Bamako, hot Ebola alert

    He arrived in the emergency room of the Point G Hospital under the name of "Jean-François." He is a former captain of the French army. Upon retirement, he became "a businessman". He is in the mines. Guinea, a country neighboring Mali where Ebola has claimed many victims, is a land of adoption of the French former military. Indeed he would have done on site business in the mines.

    Three weeks ago, Jean-François arrived in Bamako from Guinea . his goal is to do business. He settled initially in Sébénikoro district that you cross inevitably when arriving from Guinea by road. . He has fever. is fiévreux.

    High fever! ! He also has diarrhea. Symptoms of Ebola. Commotion. Panic on board. One of the friends of the patient, leads him to a private clinic.

    In reality, a health center. The patient revealed his identity, says his itinerary.

    So 'You come from Guinea, a country where Ebola does damage? asks the nurse

    Yes, answered painfully the patient. This response is synonymous with "nuclear bomb" in the small health center. The nurse removes his blouse and run off. A pregnant woman came in consultation runs off in turn. Two youth injured in a motorcycle accident and came for care, scamper in turn.

    "He has Ebola, he has Ebola, I can not return to my own clinic. He has Ebola Call the fire brigade! Call the fire brigade! yells the nurse who meanwhile got rid of his blouse, his shoes before plunging his hands into the chlorinated water, since he had touched a patient.

    Very quickly, the patient is left alone in the care center. Even his accompanist run off.

    Firefighters arrived on the scene. Hands hidden in gloves, protective suits on the body, masks on face, they evacuate Jean-François to Hospital G-spot.

    The hospital emergency services receive the patient, fear in the stomach. Intensive care is provided. The medical staff is a bit worried. Despite the treatment, the temperature of the French citizen takes the elevator.

    Panic reigns in the emergency department, headed by Dr. D. Djénèba

    On the night of Thursday to Friday, doctors attending on duty practically in direct assist to the death of the French national. Everyone is on the alert. The general feeling is that the French national who comes from Guinea has died from Ebola.

    Samples are taken. Analyzes made. And then ... ..the relief. The tests were negative. The French has not died of Ebola. Two other suspects will be test: Negative!

    More fear than harm! Finally, the Ministry of Health will release the following statement:

    "This Friday, September 5, 2014, the technical teams of the Department of Health and Public Hygiene were hard at work to carry out investigations on patients and a deceased person with suspected disease Ebola virus.

    Analysis of the samples yielded negative results.
    ...
    http://www.maliglobe.com/index.php/2...-09-55-15.html

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  • Pathfinder
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    Ebola Suspected cases tested negative in Mali

    September 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    This Friday, September 5, 2014, the technical teams of the Department of Health and Public Hygiene, were on foot at work to carry out investigations on patients and a deceased person all with suspected to be infected by the disease Ebola virus. The analysis of the sample gave negative results.

    Among the various suspects, a woman from the village of Baboto, admitted to CSRef of Sitakili, rural town of the same name, circle Kéniéba.
    The patient has been declared by the village chief of Baboto to the physician of the mining company Randgold in the person of Dr. Mama Kanta . After examination by the medical team, it turned out that the lady was suffering from high blood pressure for which she is currently being supported.

    Another suspected case: a young woman, evacuated of Sanankoroba for the Hospital of Mali. Following the examination, it turned out that this patient had a crisis similar to diabetes . The third case, a white traveler from Guinea was admitted since 48 hours at the Point G CHU where he sadly passed away two days ago.

    The examination of swabs from his body by the advanced laboratory Serefo have tested negative for the disease Ebola. In total, all three suspects were tested negative. Moreover, Mali has recorded no cases of Ebola at the moment. Faced with rumors often circulating here and there, health officials reassured the public that the predisposed technical teams will not neglect any detail that might disrupt the response strategy against the menace. Better, the community involvement is welcomed in the fight against Ebola.

    For the department of health, "a false alarm is better than a bad surprise." That's why each alert, serious or not, is the subject of an examination in the laboratory. This to avoid that any detail underestimated can not remain detrimental to a prevention that works well....

    Markatié Daou, Communication Officer at the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene.

    http://www.maliweb.net/sante/ebola-c...li-511422.html

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  • Pathfinder
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    Ebola: 18 suspected cases tested negative since March in Mali

    by APA published: 24/08/2014 at 15:56 UTC

    Eighteen suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola have tested negative in Mali since the first cases of the disease in neighboring Guinea last March, did we learned Sunday in Bamako from official sources.

    No suspected cases has proved positive to test, said the Minister of Health, Ousmane Koné, stressing that an active system of surveillance remained deployed at regional and sub-regional levels as well as country borders .

    As a precaution, a cell of specialists has been set up at the central level and supervisory positions on land and air borders were equipped with isolation sites and thermal cameras, the minister added.

    Unlike others, Mali had not enacted as of Sunday restrictive measures with Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the four West African countries particularly affected by the Ebola virus.

    http://fr.starafrica.com/actualites/...s-au-mali.html

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Mali - Ebola: 13 suspected cases, all test results negative, no confirmed cases

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    Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene
    Epidemiological situation of the 28th WEEK 2014
    ...
    Ebola: No suspected cases of Ebola fever was reported this week in Mali. The cumulative situation is thirteen (13) suspected cases, all negative.
    ...
    Conclusion:
    ...No cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola virus have been recorded so far in our country.

    http://www.sante.gov.ml/docs/pdf/Sit...0du%20Mali.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION OF THE WEEK 19th 2014
    ...

    Ebola: One (1) suspected cases of Ebola not followed by death was reported this week by the Koulikoro region in the health district of Ouéléssébougou. The blood sample was taken and sent to the laboratory NIH / SEREFO Bamako for confirmation. The cumulative situation is thirteen (13) suspected cases including zero (0) deaths.

    3. Laboratory ...

    - Fever Ebola: The sample taken from the suspect case of Ouéléssébougou was negative. The cumulative situation is thirteen (13) samples which were all negative.

    Conclusion:
    ...
    No cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola virus have been recorded so far in our country.

    http://www.sante.gov.ml/docs/pdf/Sit...%20Mali%20.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Mali - Ebola: 10 suspected cases, all test results negative, no confirmed cases as of April 15, 2014

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    Epidemiological situation of the 16th WEEK 2014
    ...

    Ebola: One (1) suspected cases of Ebola not followed by death was notified by the District of Bamako. The blood sample was taken and sent to the laboratory NIH / SEREFO for confirmation. The cumulative situation from the 1st to the 16th week is eleven (11) suspected cases with zero (0) deaths.
    ...
    Laboratory
    ...
    A total of eleven (11) samples were collected and analyzed / NIH laboratory SEREFO Bamako, and they were all negative.

    ... no cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola virus has been confirmed to date in Mali.

    http://www.sante.gov.ml/docs/pdf/Sit...%20Mali%20.pdf

    http://www.sante.gov.ml/

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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/sto.../#.U00kKsdpehc

    Death toll in West Africa Ebola outbreak rises to 121; all Mali cases test negative

    By SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press
    First Posted: April 15, 2014 - 8:04 am
    Last Updated: April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am

    ...Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone said that the country had sent out 10 samples for testing at labs in the United States and Senegal, and all were declared negative for Ebola. There are no other known suspected cases in the country...

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Mali - Ebola: 6 suspected cases, 2 test results negative, no confirmed cases as of April 8, 2014

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    Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene

    Epidemiological situation of the 14th WEEK 2014
    ...
    Ebola: No suspected cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever has been reported this week. The cumulative position from the 1st to the 14th week is 9 suspected cases with zero (0) deaths.
    ...
    From the 1st to the 14th week, nine (9) samples were sent to the Pasteur Institute of Dakar and the CDC in Atlanta (USA), among those two (2) are negative and the other 7 are pending.
    ...
    http://www.sante.gov.ml/docs/pdf/Sit...%20Mali%20.pdf

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  • Pathfinder
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    Situation of the epidemic of haemorrhagic fever Ebola

    So far we can not report any outbreak of Ebola in Mali

    • The monitoring system in place has identified four suspects in Bamako and 02 Kourémalé that are under consideration and in isolation.

    The CDC laboratory result is negative for Ebola and other viral haemorrhagic fevers in the first two blood samples ; the remaining samples were sent today to both the CDC and the IP Dakar
 
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    Partners such as CDC , MSF, ECHO and AFD join the WHO and UNICEF to support the Ministry of Health to address the risk.

    • The Rapid Response Team is always concerned Suspects
    • We must remain vigilant and alert as cases continue to occur in Guinea.

    ...
    http://www.sante.gov.ml/index.php?op...=78&Itemid=120

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  • Pathfinder
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    Epidemic hemorrhagic fever Ebola: LASSA REFUSES TO HOST "SUSPECTED"

    Published April 7, 2014 - 2:10

    In Bamako, official assurances had failed to dispel anxiety.

    "The risk is there. Everything must be done to protect the people, for as healing the sick "

    The choice of this village to house the segregation unit sparked violent opposition protests of residents to the police

    With the passing days, the concern of our citizens swells pace of bad news about the Ebola fever raging today in our Guinean neighbors. But since Thursday and the discovery of three suspected cases in our territory, anxiety gave way to a real fear of contracting the disease. The suspects are former miners from Guinea.

    The news of the interception of suspicious travelers has quickly spread throughout the city of Bamako to literally kill the host that had been reserved their site. Indeed, it is on the heights of Lassa, about 1 kilometer from the old town, the unfortunate were installed, pending better. The choice of this site resulted in violent demonstrations between youth and women Lassa to the police. The confrontation would have, according to the information we have collected, several injured and property damage. Mayor Baba Coulibaly testified that his home was attacked by demonstrators who were driven out by the police. Disgruntled blocked the main road with stones before taking the floor of the hall, uttering threats directions aediles. Young accuse them of having endorsed the installation site without reference to the village council.

    Issaka Coulibaly, a crossover in the vestibule of the village chief adviser, tries to explain the sudden rush of adrenaline. The day before the installation of patients, he relates, the mayor Baba Coulibaly was presented to the village chief along with the medical personnel of the municipality. The group came to learn about the situation of the site reserved by health authorities for hosting the segregation unit of the Capital Health District in such circumstances. A new site was, in fact, should be set after the cutting and distribution of area traditionally dedicated to the Lazaretto quarantine during epidemics.

    The village chief has confirmed the existence of the site. But it ensures not have been informed of the installation of "suspects" from Guinea in his village. Informed immediately, he sent to the municipal authorities and the District emissaries to signify her outrage at this unilateral decision to disapprove the initiative. The site in question, he says, covers an area straddling the boundaries of Lassa and five other villages Sanankoro, Koulouniko, Bangoni, Dokodouma and Sikoro. Most alarming is that Sanankoro, Sikoro Bangoni and send their children to schools, and Lassa students through every day the vast area that houses the site.

    This information is confirmed by the Mayor Baba Coulibaly reiterates refusal of the community to live with the sick. He also demanded the transfer of the site. All were agreed by the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene. Ousmane Koné has met with the delegation of the village chief in which he promised to uphold its application suite. On Friday, told the village whose youth had promised to protest again if the move was not performed, before abandoning.

    SIT-IN. Friday morning, tension remained high. Young people had gathered to climb the hill where the site is located. Their nervousness fueled rumors reporting the disappearance of a patient in nature. Mayor Baba Coulibaly denied information after checking with the health personnel. Voltage has dropped a notch and young people are given an appointment in the afternoon return emissaries of the village chief to the governor.

    The meeting scheduled in the afternoon of Friday ended up turning sit-in to block the passage giving access to the isolated site. Young asked barricades, preventing any movement towards the site with the only point of claim: the transfer of suspected patients. They finally managed to bend the health authorities. But not without difficulty. According to a witness, reached by telephone, youth prevented three vehicles to pass. This is the ambulance FIU Lafiabougou, escorted by a Pick up the gendarmerie and another ambulance was transporting new patients.

    The CRF ambulance carrying food and water for patients interned in the segregation unit of Lassa. Upon arrival at the first dam, the two vehicles were asked to return at risk of being vandalized. Despite the intervention of the police, the number of four including the driver, young people are unimpressed. Before impotent police, they opened the doors of the ambulance, removed and destroyed the water pack forcing both vehicles to turn back.

    A few hours later the health authorities wanted to carry other patients for the same destination. The youth attacked the ambulance carrying patients with stones. They smashed car windows, which remained stationary for a long time. The authorities finally resolved to relocate patients to another destination. Around 22 hours, the site was dismantled.

    Old and new patients were transported to Sénou. Young people in this area who were also on the lookout and the news quickly spread. Early Saturday morning, they completed all users from the National Highway 7. Despite the intervention of the police, Sénou also remained mobilized throughout the day. Ultimately it is the night of Saturday to Sunday, the patients were transferred to another unknown destination. According to witnesses interviewed on site, it is in the edge of the cemetery Sénou that tents had been set up to accommodate those bulky sick.

    The hostility of the population of Lassa to share their living space with people quarantined government decided to transfer them to other sites. The communications of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Markatié Daou, indicates that several other segregation units were opened (or are in the process of being) across the country, particularly in the health districts Kangaba Kourémalé, Yanfolila Sélingué and Kita.

    So far in the district Kangaba is Kourémalé unit that is functional. It has adequate facilities for the management of suspected cases. Other reasons that the pressure of the people, explain the closure of Lassa says Markatié Daou citing in particular the conditions of access to the site. The space, he notes, is not only set high, but to get there, we must climb the hill by bike paths. However, patients are too exhausted to be transported as well. The department was therefore considered himself to relocate the patients, who are suspects so far, as the results of laboratory tests are not known.

    A.O.DIALLO

    and Mh Traore

    http://maliactu.net/epidemie-de-fiev...-cas-suspects/

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  • Pathfinder
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    Re: Mali - Ebola: 4 suspected cases pending test results, no confirmed cases as of April 5, 2014

    This is an article written on April 02, before the government announcement of 3 suspected cases, and now WHO report of 4 suspected cases.

    Translation Google

    False alarm in Commune IV : 4 suspected cases of Ebola fever in CSCOM Sibiribougou

    By The Progress - Date: 2 April 2014

    The CSCOM Sibiribougou in Commune IV of the District of Bamako was taken last Tuesday by a crowd of onlookers . Alert : 4 suspected cases of Ebola . Our reporter went.

    Faced with this rumor that has caused much ink and saliva in the day yesterday , we met the doctor Director CSCOM Sibiribougou in Commune IV of the District of Bamako. He says that among the four suspected cases of Ebola , figure a woman. "Patients are hospitalized at my health facility. For now, it is really and truly suspected cases of Ebola fever disease which caused deaths in other countries in the sub - region. "

    Even if it has not been confirmed that these patients are suffering from Ebola , we can say without fear of error that the case is very serious. But so far , the population should not be panicked . Even as we put press supervisory structures in place did not give such confirmation . What is certain , until we left the hospital, the patients were under police surveillance.

    According to the doctor , their pictures are moving towards disease Ebola . The patients were aged 28-41 years. These suspects are from the gold mining areas , including Koflatié and other localities. Symptoms observed by the physician suspects in include: the bloody spit , bloody stools , vomiting and fever.

    There had been no samples to confirm whether or not this is actually the Ebola . Contacted by us, the mining health and sanitation reassures no alert came from the structures put in place and that all appropriate arrangements are made to control the situation . It is therefore only suspects .

    Youssouf Konate
    Source: The Progress

    http://www.maliweb.net/faits-divers/...ou-213842.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 5 April 2014)
    http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-...pril-2014.html
    5 April 2014
    ...
    The Ministry of Health of Mali has notified WHO of 4 patients suspected to have a viral haemorrhagic fever who presented for health care in Sibiribougou, Koulikoro Region of Mali.

    Two of the suspected cases had travelled from Guinea.

    The patients were placed in isolation pending epidemiological investigations and laboratory testing. Contact tracing is underway.

    Clinical samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, United States, for testing.

    Epidemiological surveillance is being enhanced on the ground and Rapid Response Teams are being mobilised to identify and treat suspected cases should others present.

    An isolation unit has been prepared in Bamako and units are also being installed in other locations. Information hotlines are being made available to the public.
    ...

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  • Pathfinder
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    Ebola in Mali : the three suspects placed in isolation in Lassa were transferred to another site

    Published April 5, 2014 - 10:18

    This transfer occurs due to the revolt of young people in Lassa who had given an ultimatum to the authorities this morning.

    It is on the hill in the district of Lassa that 3 people suspected of being infected with Ebola were placed in isolation. This site has been chosen by a decision of the Governor of Bamako. Young people of this town rioted Thursday, April 3 against the installation of this isolation center of suspected cases of people with Ebola virus.

    Clashes with police have left several people injured , including two serious cases. Young had given an ultimatum of 24 hours to health services to move the site.

    Recall that the Malian government announced on Thursday evening that "three suspects " viral hemorrhagic fever were detected in Mali and placed in segregation pending the results of tests to the Ebola virus.

    " Samples were taken and sent out for analysis . We expect the results we publish immediately " as they are known, had assured the Minister Koné .

    Editor

    http://maliactu.net/ebola-au-mali-le...un-autre-site/

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  • Pathfinder
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    Statement on the status of the epidemic hemorrhagic fever Ebola virus in the Republic of Guinea

    April 3, 2014 at 21:53 PM Category: Nation Health

    Under the surveillance of the epidemic of haemorrhagic fever Ebola reported in Guinea , the Government of Mali to inform the public as of this date no cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola was recorded in Mali. However, socio- health teams deployed in the field have identified three suspects .

    On these three suspects , biological samples were taken . The samples were sent for analysis to the laboratory reference CDC , Atlanta, USA. Pending the results of these analyzes , subjects were placed in an isolation unit where they receive appropriate care. At present , their health improves.

    Epidemiological monitoring devices are strengthened on the ground. Deployed socio- health teams are equipped with personal protective equipment and drugs for the treatment of suspects . An isolated site for support has been installed in the outskirts of the city of Bamako and others are being installed in other locations. Hotlines will soon be available to the public to inform the authorities and the socio- sanitary staff all suspected cases .

    The Government states that the concept of suspect does not necessarily mean haemorrhagic fever Ebola disease .

    The Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene reassures national opinion concerted action with the Guinean and Ivorian health authorities to identify the epidemic is underway.

    Also, a Rapid Intervention Team was established. It is responsible for monitoring the evolution of the situation on the ground . This team reports to a coordination team of the Department of Health and Public Hygiene . The results of his work are brought to the attention of the Interministerial Committee for outbreak management .

    The government reassures the population that will be kept informed of developments whenever necessary.

    The Government points to avoid unnecessary travel to epidemic areas . It also launches a call for health staff to respect and to ensure strict enforcement of Hygiene and individual protection measures necessary for the prevention of disease.

    Bamako, April 3, 2014

    the Government

    http://www.maliweb.net/sante/communi...ee-217792.html

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