WHO Weighs Declaring Global Health Emergency As Ebola Spreads In Africa

The World Health Organization is considering whether to declare the current Ebola outbreak in central Africa a global health crisis after new cases spread to Uganda from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the disease has already killed nearly 1,400 people.

WHO announced on Tuesday that a 5-year-old boy who traveled with his family to Uganda from Congo died from the disease. On Thursday, a Ugandan health ministry official said a second patient, the boy’s grandmother, had also died.

Uganda’s Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said that officials there have been on alert to prevent the spread of the disease.

“I am worried because having Ebola in the country is not something you take lightly, because Ebola means death,” she told the BBC.

“Uganda has been preparing for the past ten months and you have…

Original published: 2019-06-13 05:37:00 Read the full New York City News here


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