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  • #46
    Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

    U.N. scraps clinic contract as Ebola exposes Mali readiness gaps

    By David Lewis
    DAKAR Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:42am EST

    (Reuters) -...

    The U.N. mission in Mali, whose peacekeepers are helping to protect the nation against Islamist rebels, reversed on Saturday a decision taken earlier in the week to renew the contract with the Pasteur Clinic in Bamako to care for sick or injured troops.

    A U.N spokesman said the decision was taken "due to prevailing circumstances" but gave no further details.

    It followed the death in the clinic in late October of an elderly imam, or Muslim religious leader, from Guinea. The sick man was never tested, but his case directly led to a chain of confirmed deaths from Ebola, including a 25-year-old nurse who treated him and a woman who washed his dead body.

    The clinic, one of Bamako's best known and used by expatriates and the country's elite, denies any wrongdoing. It says it followed all its procedures for treating Ebola and that the imam never showed any signs of the fever.
    ...
    Ibrahima Fall, World Health Organisation representative in Mali, said the Pasteur Clinic - which has no connection to the Paris-based Institut Pasteur - made "a terrible mistake" by not alerting authorities to the case of the sick Guinean imam, who would have been showing Ebola-like symptoms.

    He said it was WHO officials tracing reported deaths in Guinea who had discovered this case in Mali.
    ...
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0J00C120141116
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    • #47
      Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

      STATE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST DISEASE IN MALI EBOLA THE DATE Sunday, November 16, 2014
      The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene inform the national and international public opinion that his services were conducted from the beginning of this week the investigation following the death of a Guinean patient received treatment in a private clinic in Bamako, ., whose body was returned for burial in Guinea In today's date, the situation is as follows: - Samples tested in the laboratory: three (3) suspects, all tested negative, and zero (0 ) new deaths; - Person contacts followed by 442 health services, all under observation for health control; - The death toll remains unchanged at 14 and 15 November 2014: three (3) deaths and one (1) cases under treatment by specialized services.

      The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene invite all those who had direct or indirect contact with the declared positive to be identified for a health check by calling the toll-free numbers people: 80 00 89 89/80 00 88 88 / 80 00 77 77. The Government calls for the mobilization of the entire population, to convey prevention messages and enforce hygiene and sanitation guidelines, which remain essential conditions for prevention of this disease . The government called for calm and serenity, and ensures that existing provisions have been strengthened to prevent the spread of the disease in the country. Following the guidance of the President of the Republic, the Government of the Republic of Mali urges the public to avoid stigmatization of persons under observation. Bamako, November 16, 2014 The Coordinator of Emergency Operations Center Pr Samba O. Sow

      http://www.sante.gov.ml/index.php?op...=78&Itemid=120
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      • #48
        Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

        : November 17, 2014 Mali |
        Ebola: more than 570 people under medical supervision in Mali

        Mali, last hit by Ebola, with four deaths in five cases registered in the country less than a month, said Monday it has put under health surveillance more than 570 people who have had contact with the virus.
        All these people are linked to a Guinean imam died October 25 in Bamako, the capital, and not the first case, a two year old girl also came from Guinea and died October 24 in Kayes (west), which has resulted in any contamination, said the Ministry of Health.
        Ibrahim Boubacar Keita President visited Monday afternoon to Kour?mal? (120 km south of Bamako), which straddles the border with Guinea, where the Imam lived, found the AFP correspondent.
        The Health Minister Ousmane Kon?, one of the ten members of the government who accompanied him, said that "577 people were in touch daily monitoring."
        A previous review was finalized on Sunday reported 442 people under medical supervision, including a doctor from the Pasteur Clinic in Bamako, tested positive for the virus.
        "I ask you to be vigilant. We do not close the borders, but do not let anyone come in Mali without him washing his hands, and without taking his temperature, "said the Malian Keita medical corps in the border.
        To give an example, the head of state has washed his hands and was caught temperature. He also addressed the population of Kour?mal? local Bambara and French.
        "We declare a war without thank you to Ebola. Take good habits. The Malian government has mobilized, "he was assured.
        "I'm here to tell you that Ebola will be out of Mali. Our action plan is developed, it is clear, "he said.
        According to the "action plan" that AFP was able to consult on the border, "all suspected cases must be initially quarantined, and a sample taken for immediate analysis."
        Control of people from Guinea was strengthened, also found AFP.
        "Before, there were several places of passage across the border. Today, there is only one crossing point, "said AFP Adjutant Mouss? Kante.
        Monday morning, the President visited Mali in Bamako contaminated doctor.
        "Those guilty of negligence in this case will answer for their actions before the courts," he has said there.
        Monday evening, the prosecutor announced the opening of a judicial inquiry to "determine responsibility in the case of Guinea sick" Ebola came to be treated in Mali.
        On the number of deaths of Ebola, the record was still four: the girl first, and secondly, the imam, a relative, a nurse and clinical Shepherd.
        The Ebola outbreak, which was declared in December 2013 in the southern Guinea, has died on 5177 14 413 cases recorded in eight countries, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped to 11 November.http://maliactu.net/ebola-plus-de-57...taire-au-mali/
        CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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        • #49
          Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

          ..Over the weekend volunteers and medical staff searched for more than 500 people, thought to have had contact with the Imam or the nurse. The number of contacts is likely to rise in the coming days, according to Sow.

          ?The first day we had less than 100 contacts," he said. "Then there were 180. It rose to 442 up to now when we have identified 552 contacts. I told my team this morning to not rest until they find all of them. By the end of this week I expect we?ll have identified over 1,000 people."

          The rising number of possible contacts is good news, said the doctor.
          ?The key to contain and fight Ebola is to find as many contacts as possible and then make sure they?re isolated and monitored,? said Sow..
          ..Now there are at least five confirmed cases of Ebola and four deaths linked to the hemorrhagic fever. Hundreds of people have been placed under quarantine, including at least 20 members of the U.N. peacekeeping force who were treated at the Bamako hospital where the deceased nurse worked.http://www.voanews.com/content/mali-...d/2523591.html
          CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

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          • #50
            Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

            French Official: Key Week for Ebola Fight in Mali

            PARIS ? Nov 17, 2014, 9:59 AM ET

            The French president's point man on Ebola says this is a "decisive week" for Mali in its efforts to block the spread of the virus.

            Jean-Francois Delfraissy says a handful of recent cases in the landlocked African country "could be the start of a new epidemic" even though the World Health Organization hasn't yet officially confirmed one in Mali.

            ...about six French epidemiologists have traveled to Mali in recent days.
            ...

            http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto...-mali-26966436
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #51
              Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

              UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report

              18 November 2014

              ...
              Key Political and Economic Developments

              1. Mali said Monday it had placed nearly 600 people who may have been exposed to EVD under daily surveillance as the country battles to contain the spread of the virus. After the deaths of a Guinean imam and the Malian nurse who treated him in the capital Bamako, a friend who had visited the imam in the Pasteur clinic also died of probable EVD, while a doctor at the clinic who contracted the disease is undergoing treatment. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on a visit to the imam's home village of Kouremale on the Mali-Guinea border, urged locals to take all precautions in "the war" against Ebola. ?We will not close the border, but don't let anyone enter Mali without having washed their hands or taken their temperature," the president told medical workers.

              2. The US added Mali to the list of countries whose travelers face special EVD screening on arrival, along with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the three most affected countries in the outbreak. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security announced the provision, for roughly 15 daily arrivals out of Mali, saying that there have been a number of confirmed cases of EVD in Mali in recent days, and a large number of individuals may have been exposed to those cases. There are no direct flights from Mali to the US.
              ...
              Response Efforts and Health

              5. The EVD related death of an imam in Kerouane, Kankan region, Guinea, was followed by contamination of several of his family members through unsafe burial practices. This is especially worrying considering that there is no ETC or transit center in Kankan. 76 contacts are being followed up in the region by seven health workers equipped with motorbikes provided by UNICEF.
              ...

              http://www.un.org/ebolaresponse/pdf/...la-18Nov14.pdf
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #52
                Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                Translation Google

                Number of victims of the Ebola virus in Mali: IBK contradicts the results of the department of health in Kourémalé

                By Lerepublicainmali - Date: 14 hours ago 9 minutes

                Did the whole truth has been told to the people about the number of victims of the Ebola virus in Mali? Malians are entitled to ask the question or even doubt the sincerity of the Department officials in charge of the issue since the visit of the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, to Kourémalé. No control the file or single triumph of truth? In any case, unlike the assessment of the Ministry of Health who counted on that date 4 cases with 3 deaths and one undergoing treatment, the President IBK went up to 6 victims in Kourémalé. "The number of victims of the Ebola virus in Mali is between 5 or 6 people or more," said IBK to the populations of the Guinean border. So question: between IBK and Minister Koné who to believe?
                ...
                http://malijet.com/a_la_une_du_mali/...contredit.html

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                Ebola-Mali: the affected person under "treatment"

                As of November 18, 2014, the situation is as follows in Mali: the number of contact persons followed by health services is 413. They are all under observation for health control, contact persons related to the case of Kayes are no longer under observation, because outbreak is over after a period of more than 21 days. They are no more accounted, hence the decline in the number of contact persons with respect to the previous situation.

                The assessment has not changed, and still remains to three (3) deaths related to the Guinean patient and one (1) death in Kayes (2 year old girl), for a total of four (4). Among those in contact with the Guinean patient, one (1) person has been found positive, and undergoing treatment by specialized services. The Government calls the people to be vigilant, and especially not to release the efforts in care and hygiene ....

                http://www.pressafrik.com/Ebola-Mali...t_a129576.html
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #53
                  Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                  The discrepancy probably arises from two 'probable' cases who died prior to positive ID of ebola.

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                  • #54
                    Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                    Ebola response roadmap - Situation report
                    19 November 2014
                    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola...n-reports/en/#

                    ....
                    A total of 6 cases (5 confirmed and 1 probable), including 5 deaths (4 confirmed, 1 probable), have now been reported in Mali (figure 1). The most recent cases are in the Malian capital Bamako, and are not related to the country?s first EVD case, who died in Kayes on 24 October. All identified contacts connected with the initial case have all now completed 21 day follow-up. As of 16 November 2014, a total of 384 contacts have been identified and are under follow-up; 96 of the 384 contacts are HCWs.
                    ....

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                    • #55
                      Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                      Mali: Details of the additional cases of Ebola virus disease

                      Ebola situation assessment - 20 November 2014


                      As of today, Mali has officially reported a cumulative total of 6 cases of Ebola virus disease, with 5 deaths. Of the 6 cases, 5 are laboratory confirmed and one remains probable as no samples were available for testing.

                      These numbers include the 2-year-old girl who initially imported the virus into Mali and died of the disease on 24 October.

                      Intensive tracing and monitoring of the child?s numerous contacts, including many who were monitored in hospital, failed to detect any additional cases. All 118 contacts, including family members, have now passed through the 21-day incubation period without developing symptoms.

                      The virus was almost certainly re-introduced into Mali by a 70-year-old Grand Imam from Guinea, who was admitted to Bamako?s Pasteur Clinic on 25 October and died on 27 October. He has been reclassified as a Guinea case, as he developed symptoms in that country. No samples were available for testing.

                      Pasteur Clinic: direct and indirect links


                      All 5 cases in this new outbreak are linked, 3 directly and 2 indirectly, to the patient in the Pasteur Clinic.

                      The first was a 25-year-old male nurse who worked at the clinic and was assigned to care for the Imam. He was hospitalized on 8 November. His case was laboratory-confirmed on 11 November and he died the same day.

                      The second case was confirmed in a doctor who worked at the clinic and treated the Imam. He developed symptoms on 5 November and was hospitalized on 8 November. Laboratory confirmation was received on 12 November. He is currently undergoing treatment.

                      The third case was a 51-year-old friend of the Imam who visited him at the Pasteur Clinic. He developed symptoms on 7 November and died on 10 November from an undiagnosed cause. He is the country?s single probable case.

                      The friend?s infection led to an additional 2 confirmed and fatal cases. The first was a 57-year-old woman who had direct contact with the friend. She developed symptoms on 29 October. She was admitted to another clinic on 11 November and then transferred to a hospital on 12 November. She died that same day.

                      The second case was the woman?s son. He visited yet another clinic on 5 November and died at home on 14 November. Ebola infection was laboratory-confirmed in both cases.

                      Stepped up contact tracing


                      A massive effort is currently under way to identify all potential chains of transmission, monitor contacts, and prevent the outbreak from growing larger. At present 338 contacts have been identified and 303 (90%) of these have been placed under daily surveillance.

                      This rigorous ?detective? work shows that the deceased nurse from the Pasteur Clinic had the largest number of contacts, at 98, including 75 family members.

                      As the successful experiences in Senegal and Nigeria show, aggressive contact tracing, which seeks to find and break every chain of transmission immediately after an imported case, can hold the number of additional cases to very small numbers and support a rapid end to the outbreak.

                      The Ministry of Health, with assistance from the WHO country office, has augmented the number of staff engaged in contact tracing by drawing on polio surveillance teams and using local medical students with training in epidemiology.

                      In addition, WHO has deployed 10 epidemiologists through its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, or GOARN.
                      The country is also ramping up its capacity to perform exit screening at the Bamako airport.

                      Guinea: Many mourners attended the funeral


                      The Imam was buried in his native village of Kour?mal?, Guinea, on 28 October. That event has now been investigated. Thousands of mourners may have attended the funeral. Some of them touched the body as part of the traditional funeral ceremony. About 300 contacts are being traced.

                      Experts in Mali and at WHO agree that Mali will remain at risk of further imported cases as long as transmission across the border is ongoing.


                      http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/...-2014-mali/en/
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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                      • #56
                        Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                        Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters 57s57 seconds ago
                        BREAKING: Traveler from Mali undergoing test for possible Ebola at New York City hospital: city health officials
                        ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                        • #57
                          Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                          A doctor in Mali, who treated the patient that sparked a second wave of Ebola in the West African nation, has died, Samba Sow, who head's Mali's Ebola response, said on Thursday, making him the eighth person to die of the disease there.

                          http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0TA5SX20141120

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                          • #58
                            Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                            UPDATE 2-Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies

                            Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:03am IST
                            ...
                            The government said the death of the doctor, whose name was not released, brought the total number of those who have died of Ebola in Mali to five. Before Thursday's announcement, the World Health Organization was already reporting five Ebola deaths in Mali, while medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) put the figure at seven.
                            ...
                            MSF said later on Thursday that is was evacuating home a Spanish member of its staff in Bamako after the worker was pricked by a needle that had been used on a confirmed Ebola patient earlier in the day.

                            "The member of the team is not showing symptoms of the disease and the repatriation is part of the protocols established by the medical organisation for security and preventive measures," MSF said in a statement.

                            http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/1...0TA62R20141120
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                            • #59
                              Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                              STATE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST DISEASE IN MALI EBOLA THE DATE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014 SPECIAL
                              November 21, 2014 Written by Aliou SAMASSEKOU

                              Consistent with its commitment to transparency, the Government informs the national and international public opinion, through the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, the evolution of the disease Ebola in Mali. The Government regrets to announce the death of the doctor declared positive, and was being treated in a specialized center. Unfortunately he succumbed to the disease Ebola date. The Government presents its most heartfelt family of the deceased and condolences to all his family. May his soul rest in peace. Therefore, the results are extended to four (4) related to the Guinean patient death and one (1) death Kayes (2 year old daughter), for a total of five (5). The number of contact persons recognized by health services, under supervision, is 310. Among the contact person two (2) new suspected cases have been identified and are being tested. The Government calls the people to be vigilant and especially not to release the efforts in care and hygiene. It reiterates the need for a strong mobilization of the entire population in all regions, to prevent disease, transporting messages awareness. The Government reiterates its support for health workers and customs services to enforce strictly the instructions of health control. The Government thanks the entire international community for its consistent support in the fight against the disease, and . his expressions of solidarity at the site of Mali The Government invited all those who had direct or indirect contact with the declared positive to be identified for a health check, by calling toll-people: 80 00 89 89 / 80 00 88 88/80 00 77 77. Bamako, November 20, 2014 The Coordinator of Emergency Operations Center Pr Samba O. Sow
                              http://www.sante.gov.ml/index.php/eb...-novembre-2014
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                              • #60
                                Re: New outbreak of Ebola in Mali - at least 6 cases, 4 deaths in Bamako

                                Ebola response roadmap - Situation report update
                                21 November 2014
                                http://www.who.int/iris/bitstream/10...ov2014_eng.pdf

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