International Health Emergency on Ebola Virus : WHO

EbolaWorld Health Organisation declared an international public health emergency due to current outbreak of Ebola Fever in West Africa. 932 deaths, 1,070 Ebola diseased cases are reported to WHO. 140 to 150 health workers also affected with the virus and 80 deaths were reported.

Union Health Minister of India, Harsha Vardhan also alerted the people in India on Ebola spread. “If the situation worsens in the affected countries, there could be a possibility of Indians travelling back to India. There is a risk the deadly virus could be imported into the country if the large population of Indians working in the four affected West African nations returns” Harsha said.

WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan urged the International Community to provide support on the emergency. “Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are considered as disease hotspots. These countries are recommended to restrict the travellers by the committee of experts” Dr. Chan stated.

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