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February 11: WHO Officially Names Virus COVID-19

The World Health Organization officially gave the coronavirus the name “COVID-19” Following WHO best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short […]

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January 30: WHO Deems Coronavirus A “Public

In a January 30, 2020 statement, the World Health Organization said the Coronavirus met the criteria to make it a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” Statement: “The Committee believes that it is still possible to interrupt virus spread, provided that countries put in place strong measures to detect disease early, isolate and treat cases, trace contacts, and promote social distancing measures commensurate with the risk. It is important […]