Bamako, Mali | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 23:16 GMT
Mali's health ministry on Thursday said the country had its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl who had recently been in Guinea tested positive for the virus.
"Today Mali has its first imported case of the Ebola virus," the ministry said in a statement. The girl was diagnosed after she arrived at a hospital in the western town of Kayes on Wednesday, it added.
The child and those she has come into contact with have been put in isolation.