October 15, 2018 / 2:35 PM / a month ago

WHO emergency committee to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak

GENEVA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency committee on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the global health body said on Monday.

The committee of independent experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak, which was declared on Aug. 1 and has worsened in recent weeks, with a risk of the virus spreading from northeastern Congo into Uganda and Rwanda. (Reporting by Tom Miles, editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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