The first Ebola case has been detected in Mali
A 2-year old girl who had recently arrived from Guinea was diagnosed with the Ebola virus. The adults who were in contact with the girl have also been quarantined, RIA Novosti reported referring to BBC News Africa.
Mali is bordered by Guinea where the current outbreak of the Ebola disease started at the end of 2013.
The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the body fluids of those infected.
The latest figures by the World Health Organization (WHO) released on October 22 show that the current Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of 4,877, with 9,900 confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola cases.