Ebola Epidemic now a Global Emergency- WHO



The World Health Organization after a two-day emergency meeting have declared the #Ebola epidemic a global emmergency, Arab News say.

The body believes the disease, which is currently ravaging some West African countries, will inevitably spread to other parts of the world and called for international support to help halt its progress.


The World Health Organization has declared the killer Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of west Africa an international health emergency and appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries.

The decision after a two-day emergency session behind closed doors in Geneva means global travel restrictions may be put in place to halt its spread as the overall death toll nears 1,000.

The WHO move comes as US health authorities admitted on Thursday that Ebola's spread beyond west Africa was "inevitable", and after medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned that the deadly virus was now "out of control" with more than 60 outbreak hotspots.

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