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WHO Official Calls On ‘Whole World’ To Be On Alert For Coronavirus; Limited Data Hindering True Understanding Of Outbreak’s Impact, Experts Say

AP: China counts 170 virus deaths, new countries find infections “China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China’s worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation…” (Moritsugu et al., 1/30). Devex: Africa needs…

China Agrees To Admit WHO-Coordinated Team Of Experts To Assist In Coronavirus Response

New York Times: China Will Admit International Experts to Help Contain Coronavirus Outbreak “After repeatedly declining assistance from international health officials, Chinese authorities agreed on Tuesday to permit teams of experts coordinated by the World Health Organization to visit China to help contain the growing coronavirus outbreak…” (Rabin, 1/28). Reuters:…

U.S. Health Officials Provide Coronavirus Response Plans, Offer Assistance To China

PBS NewsHour: WATCH: Health officials unveil strategy to combat novel coronavirus in the U.S. “Top U.S. health officials laid out plans Tuesday to develop better screening tests, medications, and a potential vaccine to combat novel coronavirus, a flu-like illness that spread from China to more than a dozen countries around…

More News In Global Health

CBS: These were the most underreported humanitarian crises in 2019, according to a new report (Ott, 1/28). Health24: Deadly Marburg virus pops up in West-Africa for the first time — shouldn’t we be taking more notice? (Wilke, 1/29). Homeland Preparedness News: New reports show weak pipeline for antibiotics against drug-resistant…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

AFP: ‘Draconian’ travel curbs needed to halt spread of virus: scientists (1/27). New York Times: ‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System (Wee et al., 1/27). New York Times: A Divided Hong Kong Confronts the Arrival of the Coronavirus (Ramzy et al., 1/28). PBS NewsHour: What…

Haiti Marks 1 Year With No New Cholera Cases

U.N. News: Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’ “After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, [last] week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease. This was achieved following concerted efforts…