WHO Director-General Tedros Azanam Gribes (Xinhua photo)
MANILA – The World Health Organization has raised concerns about the 2019 novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019 N-COV ARD) in Europe, which was transmitted by individuals without a travel history.
The cases were reported on Friday and Monday in France and the United Kingdom, respectively, WHO Director-General Tedros Azhnom Gribes said.
Speaking at a media briefing at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Gabriel said, "Detecting these small numbers of events can be a spark that becomes a major fire. But so far, this is just a spark and our goal is to control. Is." "We call on all countries to use the window of opportunity we have to protect them from the great fire."
By 6am (Geneva time), 40,235 confirmed incidents and 909 fatalities have occurred in China. There are 319 cases in 24 countries outside of China, of which one is fatal.
Health officials said that the 2019 NQV ARD is capable of spreading human contact with humans through hunger and coughing, and that germs leave unhealthy things.
Symptoms include runny nose, sore throat and fever.
To identify the extent to which the 2019-NCoV has spread, the WHO began equipping laboratories with the ability to rapidly diagnose cases.
"Without significant diagnostic capability, countries are in the dark about who has the corona virus or any other disease with similar symptoms," said Gabrielis. Now we have helped with the right techniques to identify 168 labs worldwide. Are. "
He added that the test kits have been sent to Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.
"Many of those countries have already started using them," he said. Another shipment of one million tests is being collected in Berlin today (February 10), and it is being used by more than 80 labs across all regions. I am based in. "
The African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention trained on the 2019-nCoV diagnosis in Senegal using test kits sent by the WHO.
Representatives from 12 countries participated in the training.
"Further training will be in South Africa next week. The WHO will continue to work with all countries to prevent and prevent the rapidly spreading new cases of coronary virus," said Gabrielis. (PNA)Source By: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1093490