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Three Ebola Virus Victims Lose Their Life in Mali


It has been reported that Mali has detected three victims of Ebola virus, a deadly infection, which killed nearly 85 citizens in Guinea. Ousmane Kone, Health Minister admitted that alleged victims of haemorrhagic disease have been found in the nation. Samples are already sent abroad for further verification, which were taken from Disease Control and Prevention US Center.


Patients were kept under observation and given proper medicines. It has also been stated that their health condition is improving though a formal announcement of the result is yet to come out.

Mali is one of the major places in Guinea, where nearly 84 people were killed out of last 134 registered cases since Jan, especially in the southern areas of the nation. Liberia is yet another region, where 7 people have died of fever last month and Liberia is dealing with the first case of Ebola virus within its borders.

Tapeta, eastern town has been witnessing some serious problems and if this case gets confirmed, it would impact the city badly. The Ebola virus fever has been pointed to people coming back with disease from Guinea.

The virus gets transmitted from wild animals to humans and it would also get transmitted from one human to another via direct contact with faeces, blood, and sweat. Unprotected handling of malicious corpses or sexual contact could be another major reason of the transmission of virus.

Ebola causes vomiting, weakness, muscle pain, organ failure, diarrhea, and unstoppable bleeding. As of now, no cure or vaccine has been found for this deadly disease quite yet.

Bernice Dahn, the Chief Medical Officer stated – “We have a case in Tapeta where a hunter who has not had any contact with anyone coming from Guinea got sick.” The person was admitted to the hospital, where he died within half an hour. Investigation is still going on to find how he got infected, as he had never been to Guinea or contacted anybody who had Ebola virus.

And, this case seriously looks like a sign of a new trouble, but at this point, we can only hope that it doesn’t turn out to be as deadly as the H1N1.

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