Ebola prompts WHO emergency
International declaration stops short of urging travel ban
Posted: August 9, 2014 at 3:01 a.m.
LONDON — Facing the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, with almost 1,000 fatalities in West Africa, the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency Friday, demanding an “extraordinary” response — only the third such declaration of its kind since regulations permitting such alarms were adopted in 2007.
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