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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DRC as a Global Health Emergency

World Health Organization (WHO) has declared deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’. This announcement comes after Ebola virus spread to a city of 2 million people. Key Highlights Meaning: Invoking the emergency provision by WHO of declaring a Public health emergency of international concern, is ..

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WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province of DRC tested negative for the ..

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WHO declares Guinea Ebola free

World Health Organization (WHO), a UN health agency has declared Guinea Ebola-free after no new cases were reported. Now the country enters into 90-day period of heightened surveillance of WHO. In Guinea, the deadly disease had killed more than 2,500 people and had completely shattered country’s economy and country’s health and education sectors. Criteria for ..

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WHO officially declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

World Health Organization (WHO), a U.N. health agency has officially declared Sierra Leone Ebola-free. This announcement is considered as a major milestone in UN-backed efforts to wipe out Ebola from the three western African countries viz. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Key facts WHO’s announcement comes after no new cases were reported over two incubation ..

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New Ebola cases found once again in Liberia

The death toll from Ebola virus in Liberia is on the rise once again after three new confirmed cases were reported. Earlier in May 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the West African country Ebola free after no new cases were reported. Liberia has accounted for more than 4,800 deaths since the outbreak, ..

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