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DRC Ebola Outbreak an 'Emergency of International Concern': WHO

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7Dnews London

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:10 GMT

The World Health Organization on Wednesday July 17th declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics, AFP has reported.

"It is time for the world to take notice," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement, as he accepted the advice of his advisory board to invoke emergency provisions only used by the UN health agency four times previously. 

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