Ivory Coast confirms first Ebola case since 1994

Woman, 18, is in intensive care in Abidjan as emergency plan to identify her contacts begins

Ivory Coast has recorded a case of Ebola, its health minister has said, the first occurrence of the deadly disease in the country in nearly three decades.

Officials at the Institut Pasteur confirmed the case after testing samples taken from an 18-year-old Guinean woman, health minister Pierre N’Gou Demba said on RTI state television.

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