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WHO declares Ebola virus a global health emergency

By Reuters in London ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-09 07:41:16

'Particularly serious' consequences would arise if disease were to spread

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" constituting an international health risk, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

The United Nations health agency said the possible consequences of a further international spread of Ebola, which has killed almost 1,000 people in four West African countries, were "particularly serious" in view of the virulence of the virus.

WHO declares Ebola virus a global health emergency

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