Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

2019-nCoV: With daunting and likely impacts in African countries, cost of three-month global response to novel coronavirus is $676m, WHO says

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GENEVA – The World Health Organization estimates $675 million will be required between February and April to support responses to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, officials said here, for measures that include strengthening preparedness and response capacities in highly vulnerable countries. These include low- and middle-income countries at high risk of imported cases and with […]

2019 nCoV: With quarantines, novel coronavirus brings new and existing public health preparedness needs to the forefront

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The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Duchin, MD, FIDSA The quarantine and travel restrictions announced by the US federal government in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak may delay the onset of widespread transmission in the U.S., giving our public health systems and health care facilities more time to put mitigation plans in […]