Ebola Outbreak is Declared a Public Health Emergency by WHO Committee

August 8th, 2014 The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by director-general Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference August 6-7, 2014. Members and advisors of the Emergency Committee met by teleconference on both days of the meeting. During the informational …