World Health Organization won't categorize coronavirus as global health emergency | USA TODAY

World Health Organization won't categorize coronavirus as global health emergency | USA TODAY

The World Health Organization on Thursday declined to categorize the deadly new coronavirus sweeping across China as a global health emergency, saying there is no evidence of human-to-human infection outside China.

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After the first case of the new coronavirus from China was discovered in the United States, airlines, airports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. have responded to try to mitigate the spreads of the deadly respiratory virus.

The new coronavirus, which originated in the central city of Wuhan, China, has so far infected more than 540 and killed at least 17, according to Chinese authorities. Wuhan officials have halted air and train travel from the city and closed public transportation. The virus has spread to Beijing, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

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  1. Donald Ducko

    A biosafety level 4 laboratory that studies the “world’s most dangerous pathogens” is based in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, leading some to claim that the virus could have accidentally escaped the lab.

  2. Chris Tru

    So it's basically like the flu, if you're older with risk factors it's deadly for you. If your younger and healthy it's probably not fatal, but you feel like real shit. just not medicine to combat it.

  3. Paul Castellano

    This Coronavirus goes deeper then people think biosafety level 4 laboratory that studies the “world’s most dangerous pathogens” is based in Wuhan. leading some to claim that the virus could have accidentally escaped the lab. World wide already. Billions could die . This is the virus of all viruses .God help us!!

  4. Kat Yarn

    lol @ 9:14 At this time there is no evidence of human to human transmission outside of China" LOL yes because the virus recognizes political boundaries and automatically stops spreading human to human once it sees it is no longer in China.

  5. IRON TECH

    Tips ► Wash your hands with soap and water to minimize your infection risk. The best way to prevent coronavirus is to wash your hands as often as possible. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you need to touch your face, wash your hands first so you’re less likely to infect yourself.
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