Ebola Outbreak Is A Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

Ebola Outbreak Is A Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa won’t be stopped until front-line health workers get more support, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said Friday at a news conference in Geneva.

After a unanimous vote by a committee of public health and risk management experts, the WHO decided to declare the outbreak an international public health emergency.

The outbreak is an international issue, Chan said. Stopping the outbreak — and limiting its spread — will require cooperation and coordination from countries around the world, not just those affected or nearby.

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