WHO calls Ebola modern world’s worst health crisis

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The World Health Organisation says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” but adds that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to avoid irrational moves to dodge infection.

World Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan, citing World Bank figures, today said that 90 per cent of economic costs of any outbreak “come from irrational and disorganised efforts of the public to avoid infection.

 

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