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Ebola Continues To Spread In West Africa, With Mali Reporting Suspected Case

Media outlets continue to report on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Associated Press: Ebola patients await death in Guinea wards
“Ebola is so virulent that those who do test positive can only wait to die in a special ward where they are treated by medical personnel wearing protective suits and gear. The Zaire strain detected in Guinea kills up to 90 percent of its victims, and with no cure all that can be done is to make patients comfortable as their organs begin failing…” (Diallo, 4/3).

CNN: Ebola toll tops 80 in West Africa
“The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa has risen to 84, with dozens more ill, aid workers reported Thursday. The deaths are among the 131 cases reported by the World Health Organization, which said the outbreak has ‘rapidly evolved’ since originating in the forests of southeastern Guinea…” (Smith, 4/4).

Reuters: France alerts doctors for any signs of Ebola from West Africa
“French health authorities on Thursday put doctors and hospitals on alert to report any signs that an Ebola virus outbreak affecting West Africa had infected patients in France, though no symptoms had yet been detected…” (Labbe/Vinocur, 4/3).

Reuters: Mali suspects first Ebola cases as regional death toll tops 90
“Mali said it had identified its first possible cases of Ebola since the start of an outbreak in neighboring Guinea, adding to fears that the deadly virus was spreading across West Africa…” (Diarra/Samb, 4/4).