UN discusses West Africa Ebola outbreak, could declare international health emergency

August 6, 2014 11:45 AM

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UN discusses West Africa Ebola outbreak, could declare international health emergency

During the two-day emergency meeting, the U.N. could recommend actions to prevent the virus' spread. Meanwhile, Nigeria confirmed its second Ebola death Wednesday — a nurse who treated the country's first victim last month.

As Ebola's death toll climbs past 887, the U.N. is debating deeming the outbreak a public health emergency.

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