Mali's first Ebola case, a 2-yr-old girl, dies

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman leaving Guinea at the border with Mali in Kouremale on Oct 2, 2014. A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died, a local health official said on Friday. -- PHOTO: RE
A health worker checks the temperature of a woman leaving Guinea at the border with Mali in Kouremale on Oct 2, 2014. A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died, a local health official said on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died, a local health official said on Friday.

The health official, who asked not to be named, said she died in the western Malian town of Kayes at around 1600 GMT.

There was no immediate official comment from health authorities but Oumar Sylla, a Kayes resident, said local radio stations were reporting the information.