World Health Organization emergency panel meets on Ebola

The World Health Organization emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths; this including the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic of 2009, the spread of poliovirus in 2014; the Ebola epidemic that devastating parts of West Africa from 2014 to 2016 and the surge of the Zika virus in 2016.

The current Ebola crisis, which began in eastern DRC last August; has recording more than 2,000 cases, including 1,411 deaths; many peolpe with infection through there family were infecting; who later died of Ebola; by this the next day, a 5 year old boy admitting to hospital in Bwera, a border town, vomiting blood before patient died. Tests confirming patient having Ebola and the family was placing in an isolation ward.

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Therefore, World Health Organization declaring a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat; after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossing into Uganda.The World Health Organization panel, which was formed in 2005, has used the label public health emergency of international concern only four times previously.

The mere fact that cases have crossing a border does not automatically compelling World Health Organization to make the emergency declaration; especially as the epidemic is still confined to one contiguous region; But invoking the emergency provisions would entail additional measures to manage the outbreak; including a possible call for “immediate international action”, according to the UN health agency.

Spread internationally

Health officials had initially hoped that they could contain the outbreak with help from a new vaccine; which has now been giving to more than 130,000 people in DRC; Ebola spreads among humans through close contact with the blood; body fluids, secretions or organs of an infected person.

Chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines can also become infected; and humans who kill and eat these animals can catch the virus through them.WHO held off making the emergency call at previous meetings in October and April; in part because Ebola had not spread internationally.