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Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet declared an emergency: WHO

May 18, 2018 2:38 PM
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Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet declared an emergency: WHO

Conditions to declare the Ebola outbreak in Congo a public health emergency haven't been met, WHO says.

The World Health Organization has not declared the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo a public health emergency.

The declaration of a "public health emergency of international concern" conveys that the outbreak is a priority to mobilize resources immediately to curtail further spread.

WHO's committee said there are strong reasons to believe the outbreak can be brought under control.

From April 4 to Thursday, the country had 45 cases, including three health-care personnel and 25 deaths.

Source: cbc.ca

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