WHO declares Ebola a global emergency

July 24, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) said recently that the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is an international public health emergency, a according to an article on The Hill website.

The declaration is an unusual move meant to encourage international aid.

The move follows the discovery of a case of Ebola  in a major city that connects the region to other African capitals.

So far, the outbreak has infected 2,512 people and killed 1,676.

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