The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has spread to another African country as the Malian Ministry of Health reported the country’s first case in a 2-year-old girl who arrived from the country of Guinea, where the outbreak began this past March, according to a Maliactu report (computer translated).

Mali map/CIA
Mali map/CIA

Reuters reports that Mali Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on state television. Land-locked Mali borders Guinea to the south west.

Mali is the sixth African country to report a confirmed Ebola case- Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal are the other five.

Both Nigeria and Senegal have been declared Ebola -free, according to World Health Organization requirements.

The latest numbers from the WHO shows the number of cases in West Africa has reached 9,191, including 4,546 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page