Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report - 147   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] As the pandemic accelerates in low- and middle-income countries, WHO [World Health Organization] is especially concerned about its impact on people who already struggle to access health services - often women, children and adolescents. WHO has developed guidance on maintaining essential services. [2] WHO has also carefully investigated the risks of women transmitting COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] to their babies during breastfeeding. Based on the available evidence, WHO's advice is that the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh any potential risks of transmission of COVID-19. A Q and A on breastfeeding and COVID-19 is also available. [3] WHO has recently released a photo story outlining ten actions you can take to protect and improve your sexual and reproductive health during the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, there is no evidence of sexual transmission of the virus responsible for COVID-19. The virus can be passed however, through direct contact with saliva, for instance, kissing. [4] There are also many things people can do to take care of their own health, like staying active, eating a nutritious diet and limiting their alcohol intake. [5] In today's Subject in Focus, we look at the Solidarity Trials, which are being used to accelerate research on a COVID-19 Vaccine."

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 147
World Health Organization
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