Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mali: Ripples Continue Outward

(WHO) - Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 2 new cases of Ebola virus disease. The first, confirmed on 22 November, occurred in the 23-year-old fiancée of the 25-year-old nurse who attended the Grand Imam from Guinea (the index case in this outbreak) and died of Ebola on 11 November.The young woman developed symptoms on 19 November and, on 20 November, was hospitalized in isolation at Bamako’s Ebola treatment centre, a new facility which opened last week.
Because of her association with the nurse, most of her close contacts were already under surveillance. Her case was detected early in the disease course. Her quick isolation has further reduced opportunities for community exposures.
The second new case is part of a family of previously confirmed and deceased patients. The 27-year-old man lost his mother and half-brother to Ebola.
He developed symptoms on 19 November and was admitted for treatment at the new facility on 24 November.

So they're now on tier three of infections, and the second new case was wandering around loose and symptomatic in Bamako for five additional days.

That will work out well.

1 comment:

Ex-Dissident said...

It is interesting that all the cases being found are occurring within only the folks under surveillance. I think that others are dying and no one knows about them because they are not related to that imam. I wonder if there is a way to look at average mortality in Mali and West Africa during the past 2 years and compare it to mortality within the past several months. It would be especially interesting to look at Liberia and Guinea.