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Ebola is no longer a public health emergency, says WHO

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1825 (Published 30 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1825
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

More than 18 months after it was first declared,1 the Ebola virus disease epidemic in west Africa is no longer a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

WHO director general, Margaret Chan, accepted the view of the ninth meeting of the emergency committee on Ebola that transmission in Africa was no longer an extraordinary event, that the risk of international spread of the disease was low, and that countries were able to respond to any new flare-ups.

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