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Ebola remains an international health emergency, WHO warns

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 14 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1997
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Despite a significant fall in cases of Ebola virus disease in west Africa the outbreak remains a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization has said.

The emergency committee convened by WHO under the International Health Regulations met on 9 April and agreed that, while the risk of international spread of the disease seems to have reduced, the outbreak still poses a threat and that Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia must continue to screen travellers as they leave. Countries that border the three worst affected countries must also continue active surveillance for the disease, it added, particularly in the border areas.

The emergency committee also highlighted …

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