Geneva - The UN World Health Organization WHO will examine the possibility of declaring the West Africa's Ebola outbreak an "international health emergency" as the death tolls nears 900.
Geneva – The UN World Health Organization WHO will examine the possibility of declaring the West Africa’s Ebola outbreak an “international health emergency” as the death tolls nears 900.
The WHO will convene a two-day meeting of its emergency committee to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern, said the UN body in a release.
The sole subject of the meeting of experts would be the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told a press briefing Wednesday at the UN Office in Geneva.
During the meeting, delegates will decide if the outbreak is severe enough to make it a “public health emergency of international concern” and could recommend procedures to reduce the global spread of Ebola, UN official added.