Mauritania Closes Border with Mali After First Ebola Death Reported

Mauritania closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed.

Mali recorded its first Ebola death this weekend – a two year-old girl.
The baby had 43 contacts before she died while traveling.

AIN Live reported

Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday.

“The authorities of Nouakchott gave instruction to conduct the closing of the all terrestrial points of passage situated on the border,” said Limam Deddeh, physician chief of the border city of Kobonni.

The border closure, which came after the first confirmed Ebola death in Mali, was meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus to the local population, said the doctor.

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A baby with Ebola traveled more than 600 miles from Guinea to the capital, Bamako before she died. (BBC)

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