Disease outbreaks

Statement on the meeting of the IHR (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

23 January 2020 - The Emergency Committee was convened today by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019. The committee advised that the event did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), they agreed on the urgency of the situation and suggested that the Committee should be reconvened in a matter of days to examine the situation further.

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Managing epidemics

This resource provides concise and up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them.