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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report - 4   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "New epidemiological information reinforces the evidence that the 2019-nCoV [novel coronavirus 2019] can be transmitted from one individual to another. During previous outbreaks due to other coronavirus (Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)), human to human transmission occurred through droplets, contact and fomites, suggesting that the transmission mode of the 2019-nCoV can be similar. The strategic objectives of the response are to interrupt the transmission of the virus from one person to another in China, to prevent exportation of cases from China to other countries and territories, and to prevent further transmission from exported case if they were to happen. This can be achieved through a combination of public health measures, such as rapid identification, diagnosis and management of the cases, identification and follow up of the contacts, infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, implementation of health measures for travellers, awareness raising in the population, risk communication. WHO [World Health Organization] continuously updates guidance and works closely with Member States to implement these measures."

Report Number:
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report No. 4
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Date:
2020-01-24
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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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