WHO considers new Ebola virus countermeasures

Source: thenews.com.pk

Source: thenews.com.pk

Global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

The meeting is expected to last two days and will decide whether to declare a global health emergency.

On Wednesday, a man suspected to have contracted Ebola died in Saudi Arabia. If confirmed, this will be the first Ebola-related death outside of Africa.

The virus has killed nearly 900 people since February in West Africa.

The outbreak began in February in Guinea, and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

On Wednesday, a nurse became the second person to die from Ebola in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s health minister said five other cases of Ebola were being treated in isolation in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city.

Source : http://www.antiguaobserver.com/who-considers-new-ebola-virus-countermeasures/

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