DR Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency, WHO Says

The World Health Organization has said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo which has spilled into Uganda is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts said met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago. 

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School children in Beni, DR Congo visit a UNICEF hand-washing station at their school (file photo).


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