Looking for Ebola news, I stumbled across this story in Aminata.com: Rinderpest killed nine children and more than 100 pets. The Google translation and then a comment:
Reliable sources report that rinderpest has been raging for two months Lenguéré Katiya in the rural town of Fafaya Prefecture Koubia. The balance sheet is 9 people and nearly 120 pets killed and twenty sick people.
Speaking of the origin of the epidemic, our sources say the people of this village have eaten the meat of animals infected with the plague.
Informed, local authorities went to the scene to find the facts. "The disease is reported here for two months, but it is May 22, 2014 we had the information. While there has been nine children died, 60 dead sheep, 50 goats dead, 2 dead bulls and 6 cows died. But twenty people seriously ill," said Elhadj Mamadou Dian sub-prefect of Fafaya interviewed by a local radio station.
At last, patients whose cases are serious were transported to the regional hospital in Koubia where they receive intensive care.
Whatever has been killing livestock and kids in Koubia, it shouldn't be rinderpest. That catastrophic disease was the second in history after smallpox to be entirely eradicated.