DAKAR Nov 29 Mali has no more confirmed cases
of Ebola after the last patient known to be suffering from the
virus was cured, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on
Mali has registered eight cases of Ebola - seven of them
confirmed and one probable - after the virus spread from
neighbouring Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) said
Six of these people infected have died, the WHO said. A
further 285 people who came into contact with them are being
monitored but have shown no sign of the disease.
"At this moment, there are no cases of infection (in Mali),"
Keita told a summit of francophone nations in Senegal.
"The suspected case turned out to be negative and the day
before yesterday we had the good news of the first cured case of
Ebola so I can now say zero cases in Mali," he said.
The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen
to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov.
23, according to the WHO.
All but 15 deaths have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and
Liberia - and the three countries have reported 600 new cases in
the past week, the WHO's latest update says.
(Reporting by Emma Farge and Daniel Flynn; Editing by Louise