Statement on the 7th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


The 7th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa took place by teleconference on Thursday, 1 October 2015, and by electronic correspondence from 1-3 October 2015.

As in previous meetings, the Committee’s role was to advise the WHO Director-General as to:

  1. whether the event continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and, if so,
  2. whether the current temporary recommendations should be extended or revised, and whether new temporary recommendations should be issued.

Presentations were made by represen tatives of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on the current epidemiological situation in those countries, response operations and exit screening.

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