BBC: WHO Meets to Consider ‘Global Health Emergency’

From the BBC:

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

The meeting - being held in Geneva, Switzerland - is expected to last two days and will decide whether to declare a global health emergency.

The outbreak began in February and has since spread to four African countries, claiming nearly 900 lives.

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.

It comes as leading infectious disease experts have called for experimental treatments to be offered more widely.

Read the rest of the story at the BBC.


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