WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

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Volunteers prepare to remove the bodies of people who were suspected of contracting Ebola and died in the community in the village of Pendebu

LONDON (Reuters) – By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is an “extraordinary event” and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The Geneva-based U.N. health agency said the possible consequences of a further international spread of the outbreak, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four West African countries, were “particularly serious” in view of the virulence of the virus. …

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