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Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization, tweeting in personal capacity
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Soumya Swaminathan 4h
A global partners meeting on R&D for will be held soon to develop a research road map for this new pathogen. is working with scientists, researchers & funders China CDC
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World Health Organization (WHO) 17h
Replying to @WHO
WHO has published interim clinical care guidance for hospitalized new (2019-nCoV) patients and for mildly ill patients at home, and developed a standardized clinical case record form that will be available on the web
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World Health Organization (WHO) 18h
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Clinical care of suspected patients with the new (2019-nCoV) should focus on: • early recognition • immediate isolation (separation) • appropriate infection prevention and control measures • optimized supportive care
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World Health Organization (WHO) 19h
WHO is launching a Global Clinical Data Platform to allow Member States to contribute anonymized clinical data in order to inform the public health clinical response to new (2019-nCoV). WHO Situation Report 28 January 2020
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TIME 22h
US Secretary of Health Alex Azar holds press conference on public health response to Wuhan coronavirus
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World Health Organization (WHO) 21h
Replying to @DrTedros @WHOWPRO and 3 others
WHO and 🇨🇳 agreed that WHO will send international experts to visit 🇨🇳 as soon as possible to work with Chinese counterparts on increasing understanding of the new (2019-nCoV) outbreak to guide global response efforts.
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World Health Organization (WHO) 21h
Replying to @DrTedros @WHOWPRO and 3 others
They discussed: ▪ continued collaboration on containment measures in 🇨🇳 ▪ public health measures in other cities & provinces ▪ conducting further studies on the severity & transmissibility of the 2019-nCoV ▪ continuing to share data ▪ 🇨🇳 to share biological material
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World Health Organization (WHO) 22h
WHO Director-General today met President Xi Jinping of 🇨🇳 in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the new (2019-nCoV) outbreak and reiterated their commitment to bring it under control.
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World Health Organization (WHO) 21h
Replying to @DrTedros @WHOWPRO and 3 others
Both WHO and 🇨🇳 noted that the number of cases being reported, including those outside 🇨🇳, is deeply concerning. Better understanding of the transmissibility and severity of the new is urgently required to guide other countries on appropriate response measures.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jan 27
LIVE: Q&A on novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
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CGTN Jan 28
Chinese President expressed confidence that will conquer coronavirus in a meeting with director-general Tuesday in Beijing, who praised 's quick identification of genome sequence and series of public measures taken to curb
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Dr Takeshi Kasai Jan 27
Latest case numbers on ⬇️
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Soumya Swaminathan Jan 27
Thanks for sharing important data & research findings on with prior to publication. Time is critical, as we learn more about this virus & the outbreak. We encourage all scientists to cooperate.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jan 27
In outbreaks of other (MERS & SARS), person-to-person transmission occurred through droplets, contact and fomites, suggesting that the transmission mode of the 2019-nCoV can be similar WHO Situation Report 27 January 2020
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Soumya Swaminathan Jan 27
The first vaccine to show efficacy against pulmonary TB in previously infected adults. We need global partnership for rapid clinical development. To we need a vaccine.
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a moloo Jan 27
. NTD Director "despite progress over the past half a century, [] continues to ruin the lives of mostly poor people in many countries ..It is time to envisage ‘a beginning to the end’ & make Zero Leprosy a reality"
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 27
🇶: Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new (2019-nCoV)? 🇦: To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the virus. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range of partners.
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Jeremy Farrar Jan 27
Sad passing unique individual huge contribution-all thoughts with family,huge number friends colleagues. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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World Health Organization Western Pacific Jan 26
. has issued advice to people on how to protect themselves from new (2019-nCoV) infection, as for any virus that spreads via the respiratory route.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jan 26
I am on my way to Beijing, 🇨🇳 to meet with the Government & health experts supporting the response. My colleagues & I would like to understand the latest developments & strengthen our partnership with 🇨🇳 in providing further protection against the outbreak.
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