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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. Congo’s epidemic is the second worst ever, with 2,108 cases of Ebola and 1,411 deaths since last August

WHO resists pressure to declare Ebola a 'global emergency' but warns of deep concern

WHO resists pressure to declare Ebola a 'global emergency' but warns of deep concern

T he World Health Organization has held back from declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo an international emergency despite the virus crossing into neighboring Uganda earlier this week. The U.N. agency convened its expert emergency committee on Friday and was expected to upgrade the status of the outbreak to a “public health

WHO panel decides not to declare Ebola emergency: statement

WHO panel decides not to declare Ebola emergency: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - 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. But in a statement, the independent panel urged neighboring “at risk” countries to improve their preparedness for detecting

DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says UN

DRC Ebola outbreak still not global emergency, says UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) does not qualify as an international threat, even though cases have been confirmed in neighbouring Uganda . "It was the view of the committee that the outbreak is a health emergency in DRC and the region, but does not meet the criteria for a public

WHO discusses Ebola outbreak

WHO discusses Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting in Geneva to decide whether the latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a global health crisis. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. World Health Organization Ebola Africa

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts

GENEVA (Reuters) - 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. Congo’s epidemic is the second worst worldwide since West Africa’s Ebola outbreak in 2014-16,

UNICEF Launches Emergency Ebola Response Plan in Uganda

UNICEF Launches Emergency Ebola Response Plan in Uganda

“UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days,” the release said. © AFP 2019 / Carl de Souza Nearly 1,400 People Died From Ebola Outbreak in DRC Over 1 Year - Health Ministry Earlier in the day, UN Spokesperson

Second person infected with Ebola dies in Uganda

Second person infected with Ebola dies in Uganda

close Video How ready are we if ebola reaches the US? Ebola deaths in the Congo exceed 1,000; Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in. KAMPALA, Uganda — A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The

Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda: WHO

Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - There has been no known person-to-person spread of Ebola in Uganda despite the deaths of two people there who arrived with the disease from Congo, the top World Health Organization (WHO) expert told Reuters on Thursday. Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s emergencies program, said that he expected Uganda to approve the use of experimental

Family sent back to DR Congo after two die of Ebola in Uganda

Family sent back to DR Congo after two die of Ebola in Uganda

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health minister said. The cases marked the first time the virus has crossed an international border since the current