Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death - president

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  • Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team and senior staff to receive an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, at the White House in Washington October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali will not close its border with neighbouring Guinea after a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola was brought across the frontier by her grandmother and died in Mali this week, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Saturday.

The girl travelled hundreds of kilometres through Mali - including a stop in the capital Bamako - on public transport, potentially exposing many people to the virus, before she died in the western town of Kayes on Friday.

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