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First Ebola patient in Mali dies

First Ebola patient in Mali dies
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A two-year-old girl who was Mali’s first case of Ebola has died in hospital.

She had travelled by bus with her grandmother from Guinea via Mali’s capital to the western town of Kayes,.

The World Health Organisation said the child was already showing symptoms – and was therefore contagious -when she travelled on public transport.

Dozens of people have already been put in isolation but health officials say hundreds could have been in contact with her and are rushing to trace them

In New York, the Harlem apartment of a doctor diagnosed with Ebola has been clinically disinfected and cleared out by teams of experts.

Thirty-three year old Craig Spencer had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea.

The US government is considering quarantining all healthcare workers after they return from helping Ebola patients in West Africa.