Ebola crisis: WHO issues major warning amid fears deadly epidemic will spread- Brexit News

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Ebola causes severe diarrhoea, vomiting and hemorrhagic fever and can spread through contact with bodily fluids. A deadly outbreak in 2013-2016 killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa. “It is time for the world to take notice,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement, as he confirmed he had accepted the advice of his advisory board to invoke the emergency provision (PHEIC). However, Mr Tedros added that there should be no restrictions on travel or trade, and no entry screening of passengers at ports or airports outside the immediate region. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “welcomed” the WHO’s decision.“While it does not change the reality on the ground for the victims or partners engaged in the response, we hope it will bring the international attention the crisis deserves,” the IFRC said in a statement. The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo began nearly a year ago and has since infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700. It is the second deadliest on record after the West African outbreak in 2013-2016 that infected 28,000 people and killed more than 11,000.  Ebola causes acute diarrhoea, vomiting and hemorrhagic fever and can spread through close contact with bodily fluids from an infected pers…

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