World Health Org (WHO) calls Emergency Meeting


GENEVA (NEWS 1130) – The World Health Organization will reconvene an emergency committee on the novel coronavirus on Thursday.

As part of its efforts to help China stop the spread of the virus, believed to have originated in Wuhan, the WHO will also be sending a team to China.

“That team is still being pulled together,” Dr. Michael J. Ryan, executive director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said.

“This is our attempt to work with countries treating patients,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the Outbreak Investigation Task Force at Institut Pasteur’s Center for Global Health added. “It’s very important that we collect this in a standardized way.”

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