Mali has reported an additional Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after two suspected cases were tested, according to a Health Ministry and Public Hygiene Situation Report published Friday (computer translated), which brings the total cases to seven, including six fatalities.
A second suspect case was tested for the virus; however, the individual was negative for Ebola virus.
In the capital of Bamako, 293 of the 306 contacts, or 95.7% have been followed up on.
In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries with intense Ebola transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) says a total of 15,319 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD and 5,444 deaths have been reported.
There have been 4 cases and 1 death in the United States of America. All patients have been discharged from hospital, and all contacts in the country have completed the 21-day follow-up period.
In Spain, 32 days have passed since the health care worker (HCW) infected while caring for a patient with EVD in Madrid tested negative twice and was discharged from hospital. Spain will therefore be declared free of EVD 42 days after the date of the second negative test if no new cases are reported. All 83 contacts of the HCW have completed 21-day follow-up.
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