Pedestrians and a dog walks past an advertising sign for an international NGO that reads, "Emergency, Ebloa" on October 9, 2014 in Alcorcon. AFP PHOTO/pedro Armestre
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East Asia, with its trade and transport hubs and armies of migrant workers, is at risk from Ebola but is improving its defenses and may be more ready than other areas to respond if cases are diagnosed, World Health Organization officials said Friday.Shin says member countries are putting up strong infrastructure preparedness for Ebola and each has an emergency operating center linked to the regional office in Manila and the WHO headquarters in Geneva.Philippine Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the Philippines is considering a request by the U.S. and U.K. for the country to send health workers to Ebola-hit West African countries, where there is a shortage of health personnel.
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