‘We have to get our act together’: Swiss health minister vows to tackle Ebola virus outbreak
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Swiss health officials say they have a better understanding of the origins of the deadly Ebola virus and are now stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.
Switzerland is hosting the world’s largest conference of medical experts from around the world, with experts on the coronavirus crisis, where they are discussing how to stop the spread and what steps they can take.
A senior health official says the Swiss health ministry has issued an emergency order for public gatherings.
The order has been sent to the city of Ticino, a popular tourist destination, and to all public gatherings in the country.
Swiss officials said the order comes after health experts from the University of Tocino told the city that the virus is more likely in the city’s public water supply and that the city should prepare its own water.
The virus has already spread to a number of countries, including Australia, Brazil, France, Spain and the United States.
The United States and the European Union have said they will deploy extra troops to help combat the outbreak.
The United Nations has warned that up to 100,000 people in West Africa could become infected and have a 50 percent chance of dying.
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