The Associated Press

EDITOR'S NOTE: Here are a selection of internal emails and documents from the World Health Organization, illustrating how the agency's decision to declare the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international emergency was made. They include early warnings of the epidemic's potential for spread, an emailed exchange discussing the proposal to declare a global emergency, a memo to WHO's Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan warning that such a declaration could be viewed as "a hostile act" and a trip report highlighting potential economic consequences of the Ebola outbreak. The redactions made by AP are in black. Clicking a document will open a new window.