A two-year-old girl has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola in Mali.

The country’s health minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the girl had recently arrived in the town of Kayes from Guinea.

The girl was admitted at the Fousseyni Daou hospital in Kayes on Wednesday night, where she was tested for Ebola.

“The condition of the girl, according to our services, is improving thanks to her rapid treatment,” Mr Kone said.