World Health Org Says Ebola Is Global Emergency

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus rampaging through Congo represents an international public health emergency, a rare red alarm meant to spur international aid to combat the virus.

The declaration comes after a new case showed up in a major city that connects the region to other African capitals.

In the 11 months since the new outbreak began in the North Kivu Province, the Ebola virus has infected 2,512 people, the Congolese health ministry said, and 1,676 of those victims have died.


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