No Ebola outbreak in Mali, claims Minister

Ebola is a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure.

No Ebola outbreak in Mali, claims Minister

World Bulletin / News Desk

Malian Health Minister Ousmane Koné on Tuesday denied the spread of Ebola virus in the country.

"No Ebola cases have been registered in the country," Koné told a press conference, attended by WHO representative Dr Ibrahima-Socé Fall.

Ebola is a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure.

According to the WHO, the virus, which has a fatality rate of some 90 percent, tends to cause severe viral hemorrhagic fever. It is transmitted through close contact with the bodily fluids – such as sweat, blood or saliva – of an infected person or animal.

The tropical fever first appeared in 1976 in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is named after the Ebola River, which runs close to the Congolese town of Yambuku – the site of the first documented case of the virus.

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