by Colleen Fleiss on  July 19, 2019 at 12:33 AM Tropical Disease News
Ebola Outbreak Declared Health Emergency in Congo
Ebola virus disease outbreak in Congo is declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The announcement followed a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in Congo, the fourth of its kind since the outbreak was declared on August 1, 2018.

The Committee made its recommendation based on recent developments, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda, and the gateway to the rest of Congo and the world.

Source: IANS

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