Ebola Outbreak in DRC Declared 'Public Health Emergency of International Concern'

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Published on July 18, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Declared 'Public Health Emergency of International Concern'

The World Health Organization on July 17 declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a public health emergency of international concern.

It also said that delays in funding had hampered its ability to respond.

At a high-level meeting in Geneva on July 15 to discuss the crisis, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHOโ€™s general director, warned that Ebola was โ€œone of the most dangerous viruses in one of the worldโ€™s most dangerous areasโ€.

The WHO declaration came as a first case was confirmed in Goma, a city on the border with Rwanda and a โ€œgateway to the rest of DRC and the world.โ€ Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful

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