UN's health agency warns that 'high impact epidemics' (think: Ebola) are the 'new normal'

The best reason of all to regain control of our southern border comes from an unexpected source: the U.N.'s World Health Organization (WHO). Addressing the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where there are 2,025 cases of Ebola and 1,357 deaths from the virus, the WHO's Michael Ryan, the official overseeing the WHO's response to it, said: "In a worse [sic] case scenario, I can definitely develop a scenario where this is going to take another year or two years," Ryan said.  "At this point, the outcome is effort-related.  Are we prepared to make the immediate, sustained, comprehensive effort to bring this disease under control?" Speaking to the BBC, he added: "We are entering a very new phase of high impact epidemics and this isn't just Ebola," Dr Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO's health emergencies programme told me. He said the world is...(Read Full Post)
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