Mali toughens anti-Ebola checks at borders, Liberia signals progress

November 13, 2014 5:14 PM

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BAMAKO/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Mali announced tougher health checks at border crossings after registering its second Ebola outbreak, while Liberia on Thursday signaled progress in neutralizing the virus by saying it would not renew a state of emergency.

The world's worst ever epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever has infected more than 14,000 people and killed at least 5,160 since it erupted in March in West Africa, a region dogged by poverty and poor health care. It has ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and spurred a global watch for its spread...

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