Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ebola Strike Force On Alert

It looks like all that happygas about Ebola being over in Mali was just the media idiots stepping on their tackle again:
BAMAKO Mali (NYTimes) Mali, which was just coming to the end of 21-day quarantines for 108 people linked to its first Ebola case, now has a second, the government announced Tuesday. The new case, in the capital, Bamako, was not linked to the first case, a 2-year-old girl from Guinea who died in the northwestern town of Kayes on Oct. 24, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization said. The W.H.O. and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have known for at least 24 hours that a new cluster of possible Ebola cases existed in Mali, but did not announce it because they were waiting for laboratory confirmation of at least one case. Information Minister Mahamadou Camara said Tuesday evening on Twitter that a case had been confirmed and that a clinic in Bamako had been quarantined.
The quarantine on the first cases still had 5 more days, when up crops an entirely unrelated cluster, starting with this first confirmed case. And without a known Index Patient, health officials there will have to scramble to try and figure out who snuck the latest dose of disease into Mali's wide-open borders with two different Ebola-inflicted countries (both guinea and Liberia share extensive borders with Mali.

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