Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

Posted by countypa on 11 December 2019. Posted in MyBlog

The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.

Women at a hand-washing station, crossing from Rwanda into Goma, a heavily populated city in the Democratic Republic of Congo that had its first case of Ebola this week. 

 

By Denise Grady July 17, 2019

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue.

“This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University of Zurich, chairman of the W.H.O. emergency committee that recommended the declaration.

Read more https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/health/ebola-outbreak.html

 

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