New developments suggest coronavirus incubation could be longer than 14 days, as global infections rise

There are some indications that the incubation period for the coronavirus could be longer than 14 days, with patients testing positive after much longer quarantine periods, researchers said. The rush to understand the virus came as infections rose in South Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 30

No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO is working with an international network of statisticians and mathematical modelers to estimate key epidemiologic parameters of COVID19, such as the incubation period (the time between infection Read More …

WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 23

No new countries reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. WHO has published key considerations for repatriation and quarantine of travellers in relation to COVID-19. More information can be found here. The UN activated a Crisis Management Team Read More …

UK calls virus “serious” health threat; will detain people

Britain has declared the new coronavirus that emerged from China a “serious and imminent threat to public health″ and announced new measures Monday to combat the spread of the disease. The U.K. Department of Health and Social Care said people Read More …

WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation report 5 February 2020

Belgium reported its first confirmed case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. WHO and partners have developed a global strategic preparedness and response plan, which outlines the public health measures that the international community can provide to support all countries to Read More …

WHO declares the new coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) The second meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak Read More …

WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation report

WHO Director-GeneralDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and colleagues are in Beijing to meet with government and health experts supporting the response. The mission’s aim is to understand the latest developments and strengthen the partnership with China, in particular for the response. Read More …

New China virus: Number of cases jumps as infection spreads to Beijing

The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities. Wuhan reported 136 new cases of the respiratory illness. The capital Beijing reported two cases, Read More …

Lassa fever: Britons who came into contact with victims brought back to UK for tests

Three Britons have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with two people who have been diagnosed with Lassa fever. One of the two Dutch nationals who contracted the virus Read More …