WHO maintains ‘global emergency’ label on DRC Ebola

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The World Health Organization has extended its designation of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a global health emergency. The decision was partly made to keep global attention on the epidemic.

The WHO’s Emergency Committee unanimously agreed to continue the designation known as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the DRC, which gives the organization more power to limit the spread of the disease.

The WHO’s assessment of the situation means the risk o…

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