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Mali first confirmed Ebola patient dies

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, CNN reported citing the government health officials.

The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea – one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak.

Earlier on Friday, the World Health Organization said that the girl had multiple opportunities to expose others to the virus.

The girl first went to a clinic Tuesday after entering the country, WHO Assistant Director-General Marie-Paule Kieny said at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The WHO said it was working to confirm media reports that the child’s mother showed Ebola-like symptoms before her death.

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