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  • Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction
    1 February 2016 -- WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.
  • Latest Ebola outbreak over in Liberia; West Africa is at zero, but new flare-ups are likely to occur
    14 January 2016 -- Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is not over, more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.
  • End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
    29 December 2015 -- Today WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.

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