WHO declares ebola a global crisis, but tells countries not to close their boarders
SEE ALSO : Why simple STIs may soon lack drugsThe committee said such a move would push people to use informal border crossings that are not monitored, thus increasing the chances of spread of the disease. “Most critically, these restrictions can also compromise local economies and negatively affect response operations from a security and logistics perspective,” said the committee. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom said the declaration of Ebola as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), dictated that it was time the world redoubled its efforts in containing it. When a disease is declared a PHEIC, it means there is a high risk of it spreading internationally. Responding to WHO's directive, Cabinet Secretary for Health Sicily Kariuki said the Government was keenly watching activities at all Kenyan borders, and that suspected cases were screened.
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