WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda

WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda. The panel will meet on Friday to determine whether to declare the outbreak "a public health emergency of international concern", a major shift in mobilisation against the disease, it said. The outbreak declared in August has recorded more than 2,000 Ebola cases in eastern DRC, two-thirds of them fatal.

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