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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. At a news conference in Geneva Friday, WHO director Margaret Chan said the announcement is "a clear call for international solidarity.'' She said the countries affected by the deadly virus "simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity," as she...

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