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CORONAVIRUS: WHO declares international emergency

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly coronavirus from China — a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries …

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WUHAN VIRUS: WHO calls new emergency talks Thursday

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Wednesday called a new emergency meeting on a deadly virus outbreak following cases of onward transmission outside China, warning that all governments should “take action”. The meeting of the WHO’s Emergency Committee on Thursday will decide whether to declare an …

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WHO applauds Rwanda’s Ebola preparedness efforts

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week commended Rwanda on its ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts and confirmed that no cases of Ebola have been reported from the country to date. “Rwanda has been proactive and engaged in Ebola preparedness at all levels since the …

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DRC Ebola concern up

What WHO emergency declaration means | THE INDEPENDENT | On July 17, the second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said this means all countries should …

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EBOLA: High risk suspect vanishes

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man believed to be a high risk Ebola suspect is still missing, according to the World Health Organisation-WHO. The suspect is believed to have had contact with the three confirmed cases confirmed Ebola cases from the same family. Officials are not sure whether he returned …

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