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Salem-News.com (Aug-08-2014 10:12)

West Africa`s Ebola Epidemic Becomes International Health Crisis

The declaration of an international emergency will have the effect of raising the level of vigilance on the virus.

(LONDON) - Africa Ebola Epidemic West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organization 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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Salem-News.com (Aug-06-2014 22:07)

West African Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Climbs over 900

WHO experts began a two-day crisis meeting in Geneva to discuss whether the epidemic constitutes a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern".

(MONROVIA) - West Africa Ebola Outbreak Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia declared a state of emergency.

The World Health Organization said it would ask medical ethics experts to explore emergency use of experimental treatments to tackle the highly contagious disease after a trial drug was given to two U.S. charity workers infected in Liberia.

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