posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 06:13 PM
A two year old girl from Guinea has become the first person to die of The deadly Ebola virus in Mali. Until know, there had been no confirmed cases of
the virus in Mali, but officials fear she has come into contact with many people on the 1,000km journey from her home in Guinea to the Western town of
40+ people she has come into contact with on the journey have been identified and are currently being observed. It appears she may have come into
contact with many others.
The girl who was exhibiting signs of the virus such as bleeding from the nose was travelling on public transport, which included travelling through
the capital Bamako. Her Mother had died as a consequence of contracting Ebola and she was travelling from Guinea with relatives into Mali.
Okay, so we've been reassured that the virus is difficult to contract, but to be travelling1,000 km's on public transport after her Mother died of
the virus, whilst exhibiting symptoms?
This is the difference of the disease taking hold in Western Africa and taking hold in the West. As soon as anybody has been identified as coming into
contact with a victim, it appears they are immediately put into isolation and observed. Initially waiting the perceived 21 day incubation period,
before being given the all clear, in the West.
In Western Africa, it appears that they are allowing people to travel freely despite a close member of their family dying from the virus.
Just what is going on? How has this been allowed to happen? Why hasn't WHO insisted on isolating family members who have come into contact with
victims of this virus? They do not seem to have a handle on the situation in Western Africa at all or is it too large an area to gat an hold of?