PHOTO FILE: A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse /
GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization confirmed that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a "public health emergency of international concern", saying that there was a recent risk of its spread in the city of Goma and Uganda. .
The WHO chief executive, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he accepted recommendations from a committee of international experts who stressed that there would be no restrictions on travel or trade, and the non-direct entry of passengers at ports or airports outside the region.
Reported by Tom Miles, Editing by William Maclean
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