Beginning of new Ebola outbreak in Mali?

During the long bus trip from Guinea to Mali by the 2-year-old girl who died from Ebola in Mali last week, she may have had contact with 141 people in all. About one-third of them have not been found yet. Among the 84 contacts who have so far been traced, there are 2 people who may have the disease. However, final laboratory testing has not been completed.

It is too early to know if there will be a fresh outbreak of this disease. The general traveller is at very low risk of exposure to this virus.

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