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Epidemic

International Charter activated for Ebola epidemic in Western Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency

An outbreak of Ebola has struck several countries in south west Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency for the deadly epidemic in August 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 13/10/2014 - 17:09
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Epidemic

An epidemic is defined as the occurrence of an illness or health-related event that is unusually large or unexpected. Epidemics are commonly caused by a disease of infectious or parasitic origin.