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Ebola is an International Health Risk: WHO

Ebola is an International Health Risk: WHO

The World Health Organization has termed Ebola epidemic as an “extraordinary event”, and announced it to be an international health risk, on Friday.

“A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola,” the WHO said in a statement after a two-day meeting of its emergency committee on Ebola.

The UN health agency said the probable consequences of a more international stretch of the outbreak, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four west African countries, were “particularly serious” in view of the virulence of the virus.

The level of watchfulness on the spread of this virus would increase if it is declared as an ‘International Emergency’.

WHO’s director-general Margaret Chan told, “The outbreak is moving faster than we can control it”.

About 1000 people have been killed due to this virus after it widespread in 4 West African countries Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia

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