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Sep 17, 2020

Sep 17, 2020
Female doctor with mask eyewear

Global COVID-19 total closes in on 30 million

About 14% of cases worldwide involve healthcare worker, and the rate is as high in 35% in some countries.

Apr 08, 2020

Apr 08, 2020
COVID-19 viruses

Pandemic cases hit 1.5 million; WHO head dismisses Trump criticism

"Please quarantine politicizing COVID," Tedros says.

Feb 25, 2020

Feb 25, 2020
Wuhan map

WHO joint mission shares China experience; COVID-19 escalates in Europe, Mideast

In Europe, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland reported their first cases, with links to Italy, as Middle East countries reported more cases, fueled by Iran's outbreak.

Oct 02, 2014

Oct 02, 2014
Airliner cabin

WHO: Saudi MERS patient in Austria was sick during travel

Two of the woman's close contacts have respiratory symptoms and are being tested for MERS-CoV.

Oct 01, 2014

Oct 01, 2014

WHO panel: MERS still not an international emergency

Following a summer lull in cases, the WHO's MERS panel says the outbreak still falls short of heightened concern.


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