WHO decides whether Chinese coronavirus is an emergency in global health

On Wednesday, a group of experts is gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, to determine whether the global health epidemic is a mystery coronavirus that has killed at least 6 people and sickened hundreds of them in China.

Two days after the international health officials gathered, respiratory disorder, which evokes memories of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, will be passed from person to person.

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses represent a large family of viruses that typically infect, but sometimes spread to humans. Coronaviruses. Symptoms in humans include fever, breathlessness and coughing that can lead to pneumonia.

More than 300 new coronaviruses, called “2019-nCoV,” have been confirmed in China by public health officials. Most of the physicians had a serious illness. Cases in Thailand, , Taiwan and Japan, South Korea were also confirmed by health officials. Chinese policymakers report that many of the patients with the disease have come into contact with markets for meat, implying that the virus spreads from animals to humans. Yet health officials say that there has been some “restricted communication of men” between contacts.

How to prevent coronavirus

Several trade or travel limits have been proposed by world health authorities.

With the WHO authorities, the CDC is actively monitoring the situation, and found the immediate health danger for the American population to be “small.” The CDC advises the prevention of livestock and animal markets and sick people by people who travel to Wuhan, China.

What is a global health emergency?

WHO describes the emergency, which is also considered an international public health emergency, as an “extraordinary event,” “extreme, irregular or unexpected?”

After convening a committee of leading health experts according to the WHO, the Director-General of the agency is responsible for determining whether an event is a global health emergency. The group shall advise the general director on the handling of the epidemic and will advise on the emergency.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebryesus is empowered to deliver a state of emergency guidelines, including recommending that countries not enforce any transport or trade prohibitions.