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French special forces pilot Damien Boiteux killed in Mali attacks

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2-year-old girl who was Mali's first Ebola patient, dies

Oct 25, 2014    

Bamako A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola has died, officials said on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned she had potentially exposed many people to the disease by travelling across the country while ill.The two-year-old had travelled with her grandmother hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea via Mali's capital to the western town of Kayes, where she was diagnosed on Thursday. Health workers were scrambling to trace hundreds of potential contacts in a bid to prevent Ebola taking hold in Mali.The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 4,900 peop...

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