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WHO says Mers-coronavirus is not yet an international emergency

According to the agency, since September, were 82 confirmed cases of infection, and 45 people died

 
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The World Health Organization (WHO) states again, this Thursday (18), the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers-coronavirus) has not constituted a "public health emergency of international concern."

But WHO stresses that the "situation is serious and brings serious concern." According to the agency, since September, were 82 confirmed cases of infection, and 45 people died.

This type of coronavirus had not been previously identified in human and according to the WHO information transmission are very limited.

The agency says that all cases had direct or indirect connection with the Middle East. Fever, cough and difficulty breathing are among the symptoms of the infection.

The Emergency Committee of WHO coronavirus held a meeting on Wednesday with the participation of representatives of France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia and United

At the meeting were reviewed information on various aspects of coronavirus and then set conditions do not yet exist to consider a case of public health emergency.

The WHO also discussed how to improve the surveillance, prevention of infection, clinical research, epidemiological and animal and recommendations related to travel.

The agency says that the next committee meeting will be in September, unless there is a change in the serious situation that requires an emergency meeting.

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