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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:32 PM

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

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Source: Centralmaine.com

GENEVA The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people.

A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, which other experts say has long met the conditions. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.

This week the first Ebola case was confirmed in Goma, a major regional crossroads in northeastern Congo on the Rwandan border with an international airport. Health experts have feared this scenario for months.

A declaration of a global health emergency often brings greater international attention and aid, along with concerns that nervous governments might overreact with border closures.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:39 PM

1. IIRC, we have nobody in charge of infectious diseases control at out State Dept

And the way Trump was blustering during the last epidemic this could get real ugly, real fast

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. Locking as a Duplicate

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142342667 was posted several hours ago. Please continue discussion there.

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