For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency
Ebola Crisis Outbreak – With 1,400 people dead in less than a week after the breakout of the Ebola virus in Kenya, The World Health Organization is still regarding the case as not ’emergency’ enough.
For the third time, the World Health Organization declined on Friday to declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency, though the outbreak spread this week into neighbouring Uganda and ranks as the second deadliest in history.
WHO is being silent over this case…
With more than 2,100 infected and 1,400 dead, the outbreak centred in eastern Congo is surpassed only by the 2013-16 West Africa outbreak in which more than 28,000 were infected and 11,000 died.
Supplies of the Ebola vaccine are running low as the outbreak began in August and defied early expectations
This is obviously a serious issue as the virus is spreading. But why the World Health Organization is silent about it is what we do not know.
On Tuesday, they detected the first case outside Congo in Uganda