Experts: Declare Ebola in Congo an International Health Emergency

(MedPage Today) -- U.S. government should allow CDC staff to return to assist in containment efforts
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Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
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This Friday, we cover: Ebola in central Africa still not declared an international emergency, by the World Health Organization; looming famine in South Sudan; humanitarian concerns in Sudan; new elections at the UN ’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); and how 5G technology can jeopardize early warnings of natural disasters.
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The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency even after spreading to Uganda
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The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday.
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A World Health Organization (WHO) advisory panel decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda, saying that the criteria had not been met.
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Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people since it was declared in August, making it the second-deadliest in history
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But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.
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The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda this week — does not yet merit being declared a global emergency but is "an extraordinary event" of deep concern.TheU.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time Friday to assess...
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The Latest: World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency
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