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WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak 'International Public Health Emergency'

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency – its highest-level alert possible, Friday.

"The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus," the UN health agency said in a statement, following a two day meeting in their headquarters in Geneva.

Turkey urges utmost care during travels to African countries hit by Ebola outbreak

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has warned citizens to show the utmost care in the case of travelling to the four African countries that were hit by the Ebola outbreak, while cautioning citizens for such care when travelling to other regional countries as well.

Pioneering quarantine health station on İzmir island to become museum?

The world’s only protected quarantine station on an island, on Karantina in the western Turkish province of İzmir, is awaiting the attention of the Culture and Tourism Ministry to become a health museum A center on Karantina Island, facing Urla in the western district of İzmir, is the world’s only protected quarantine station on an island, and it is now waiting to be converted into