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Ebola: WHO calls emergency meeting over Congo

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Ebola: WHO calls emergency meeting over Congo

The U.N. World Health Organisation will convene an Emergency Committee on Friday to consider the international risks of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Thursday.

The expert committee will decide whether to declare a “public health emergency of international concern”, which would trigger more international involvement, mobilising research and resources, Lindmeier said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, on Tuesday called for a high-level vigilance by the airlines, especially those operating international and regional flights into the country.

The agency said airlines were informed of the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 8.

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