Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Coronaviruses is new virus which came from China and spreads all over world, This virus (corona virus) is a type of viruses that causes illness signing from the common cold to severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain and has not been previously identified in humans.

 

  • A plane carrying 20 tonnes of WHO health supplies has landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive blast that occurred in the city on 4 August. The supplies will cover 1000 trauma interventions and 1000 surgical interventions for people suffering from injuries and burns resulting from the blast.The […]
  • The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have adopted a number of decisions to advance global public health that had been proposed to the 73rd World Health Assembly in May 2020, via a "Written Silence Procedure". The proposals relate to: strengthening global immunization efforts; cervical cancer prevention and control; a global strategy for tuberculosis […]
  • Mexico is, so far, the only country validated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated dog-mediated human rabies as a public health problem. To encourage countries that have implemented elimination programmes as recommended by WHO and the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), international procedures have been developed jointly by WHO and OIE, following […]
  • Date: 7 August 2020Subject: Substandard/Falsified medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemicWHO-identifier: 2020/3, version 1 Type of action: Advice to users of medical devices and PPE used for prevention, treatment and care for COVID-19.Attention: Users of medical devices and PPE[1], procurement entities and customs officials, national programme […]
  • As a science-based institution, WHO is always striving to be at the forefront of scientific progress and its potential to improve health for all. A new WHO Science Council comprising international experts from a broad range of disciplines will support WHO in interpreting cutting-edge scientific and medical knowledge, as well as the latest advances in […]
  • On 23 July 2020, the France IHR National Focal Point reported a confirmed autochthonous (locally acquired) case of yellow fever in a 14-year-old male in French Guiana. On 17 July 2020, the case was laboratory confirmed at the French National Reference Centre for arboviruses, Institute Pasteur Cayenne. The case-patient had […]
  • The health zone of Rethy in Ituri province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has seen an upsurge of plague cases since June 2020. The first case, a 12-year-old girl, reported to a local health centre on 12 June experiencing a headache, fever, cough, and an enlarged lymph node. She […]
  • On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection with Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with […]
  • Between 1 April and 31 May 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine new cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (seven cases), Assir (one case) and Northern (one case) Regions. Most cases were and ages of the reported cases […]
  • On 25 June 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu Provinces . In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made more than 42 days after the last […]

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