The BBC reports that: “Global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.”
The meeting is expected to last two days and will decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
The meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee in Geneva is focusing solely on how to respond to the Ebola outbreak.
If a public health emergency is declared it could also involve detailed plans and efforts to identify, isolate and treat cases.
It could involve imposing travel restrictions on affected areas.
A WHO spokesman said: “We can’t speculate in advance what the committee members are going to decide in advance.”
Click here to read the full BBC article “Ebola: Global experts begin emergency talks at WHO” by Tarik Jasarevic.
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Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H., is Clinical Professor, Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Adjunct Professor, Baruch College ( C.U.N.Y.), Rutgers School of Public Health, and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
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