Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ebola: new confirmed case in Bamako

Ebola: new confirmed case in Bamako

As part of the fight against Ebola virus disease in the country, health services conducted Monday, November 10, 2014 to investigate a health worker reported having had contact with a patient from Guinea made charge by a private clinic located in Commune IV in Bamako District.
During the investigation, a blood sample was taken Monday, November 10, 2014 on the subject. The results of the analysis of the samples were positive to Ebola Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The Mali and knows his second case of Ebola virus disease.
While her care were administered agent aged 25 health unfortunately died Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

In these painful circumstances, the Government extends its condolences to the bereaved family and reminds the public that hygiene measures enacted remain effective means of disease prevention.
The Government assures that according to protocol for the management of patients with Ebola virus in force, all measures are taken to identify the persons who had contact with the deceased. The premises of the private clinic who supported and the patient's home has been completely disinfected and placed under observation.
The Government informs the public that the health services, with the support of partners are hard at work to prevent the spread of the virus from this case linked to an imported case of Guinea.
It called on the population to remain calm, serenity but also and especially to the vigilance and compliance with hygiene measures regulate the matter.
Accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic, the Government of the Republic of Mali to thank all its partners for their assistance to him in the fight against this disease, reminds people to avoid unnecessary travel to areas epidemic and observe hygiene measures and safety regulate the matter.

Bamako, November 12, 2014