Ebola's spread: To Mali sets back effort to halt virus

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_Africanwomen130318AA001.jpegBAMAKO, Mali — The first death from Ebola in this West African nation raised concerns Friday about whether the country would have more success in stemming the deadly virus than its hard-hit neighbors in the region.

The 2-year-old female Ebola patient — who died Friday — traveled from neighboring Guinea, one of the most devastated countries in the crisis. Because Mali borders that nation, health officials had warned it was particularly vulnerable to the virus' spread.

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