04/03/2014 23:13 GMT
BAMAKO, April 3, 2014 (AFP) - Mali said Thursday it had detected three suspected victims of Ebola, the deadly disease that has killed 84 people in Guinea.
"Three suspected cases of haemorrhagic fever have been detected in the country. Samples have been taken and sent abroad for analysis," the country's Health Minister Ousmane Kone told AFP.
Pending results from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where the samples were sent, the patients were isolated and were receiving appropriate medication.