WHO statement on novel coronavirus in Thailand
Geneva, 13 January 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working with officials in Thailand and China following reports of confirmation of the novel coronavirus in a person in Thailand. The person was a traveler from Wuhan, China, and was identified by Thai officials on 8 January, and hospitalized that day. The person is recovering from the illness according to Thai officials. The possibility of cases being identified in other countries was not unexpected, and reinforces why WHO calls for on-going active monitoring and preparedness in other countries. WHO has issued guidance on how to detect and treat persons ill with the new virus. The genetic sequencing shared by China enables more countries to rapidly diagnose patients. WHO reiterates that it is essential that investigations continue in China to identify the source of this outbreak and any animal reservoirs or intermediate hosts. Given developments, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will consult with Emergency Committee members and could call for a meeting of the committee on short notice. World No Tobacco Day: WHO urges governments to stop subsidizing life-threatening tobacco crops #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 25 May 2023 news. In the newly released guideline, WHO has advised not to use sugar-free sweeteners for weight control. The study could pave the way for better oral cancer treatment Being hospitalized with acute kidney injury may increase the risk of rehospitalization and death #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 27 April 2023 news. #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 26 April 2023 news. New insights into the strategy game of the human immune system #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 25 April 2023 news. #Breaking: Latest News |Today’s big news headlines | 22 April 2023 news.