World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan delivers her speech during a conference on International Health Security at a summit on health in Lyon, central France, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
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The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency, voicing confidence that remaining isolated cases in the affected countries can be contained.The UN's public health agency faced searing criticism over its initial response to Ebola's spread, including accusations that it took far too long to publicize the threat level.Chan stressed that all three countries remain vulnerable to Ebola flare-ups, including an ongoing cluster of cases in Guinea, which has left five people dead.Going forward, Chan called for further work on a possible Ebola vaccine and better diagnostic tests.
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