WHO Ghana Media Advisory Note on Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak -10 February 2020

The World Health Organisation is working 24/7 with networks of scientists, clinicians, disease trackers, governments, supply chain experts and partners from the public and private sector to coordinate the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response, in various technical fields, including Vaccines and Clinical management.

WHO 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.

WHO is working 24/7 with networks of scientists, clinicians, disease trackers, governments, supply chain experts and partners from the public and private sector to coordinate the 2019-nCoV response, in various technical fields.

WHO is constantly analysing data as we receive it and working closely with global experts on a range of topics. WHO is proposing specific studies to better understand transmission, risk factors, and source of the infection. Some of these studies are already underway.

WHO is working closely with countries to help them prepare for the rapid detection and response to cases or clusters. The Strategic Preparedness and Response plan (SPRP) outlines the support the international community can provide to all countries to prepare and respond to the virus.

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