WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

What you need to know:

  • A Congolese woman -- who is married to a Ugandan -- as well as her mother, three children and their nanny had travelled to DRC to care for her ill father, who later died of Ebola.
  • Meanwhile, new research from Cambridge University released on Thursday indicates that half of all Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976.

The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.
The WHO panel, which was formed in 2005, has used the label "public health emergency of international concern" for only four previous epidemics.

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