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Ebola declared a public health emergency

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World Health Organization announcement could shift focus to basic public health.

The escalating Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses an international threat and all countries must work together to contain it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today (8 August). The announcement comes amid a debate over the use of experimental drugs in the outbreak: a leading epidemiologist hopes the announcement will shift international focus toward relying on basic public health measures to control the disease.

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