WHO to decide on emergency status of Ebola in DR Congo

  • UN health agency experts to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo should still be considered a global health emergency, following a sharp decline in reported cases.
  • The World Health Organization last July declared it a “public health emergency of international concern a designation that gives the WHO greater powers to restrict travel and boost funding.
  • The outbreak was first identified in August 2018 and has since killed more than 2,300 people in eastern DR Congo.
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