The Coronavirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has renamed the name of novel coronavirus (NCoV) as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Health officials of various countries have confirmed some cases of new virus which have caused 18 deaths yet. The virus is similar to SARS virus which came as an outbreak in 2003. According to World Health Organisation
(WHO) this new virus known as novel coronavirus (NCoV) is a communicable disease which gets transmitted between people sitting in close contact.
Statements made by the World Health Organization reveal that it appears as if the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be transmitted between people who are in close contact.
This statement was followed by declarations made by a French minister about the impact of the virus on a second man, which is clearly considered as a case of human-to-human transmission.
U. S. officials have reported that the recent decline in the H7N9 cases in China can be attributed to the containment measures reported by Chinese authorities or the changing seasons.
As per recent reports, hundreds of people have been affected by a new strain of bird flu and the number of deaths from the same has reached 20.
Dubbed H7N9, the virus is affecting eastern China the most. The first case of the infection was found in Shanghai in March this year and as of now, 33 cases have been confirmed in the city. Eleven of the infected people have died already.
WHO and UNICEF launched a new global action plan today to protect up to two million children across the globe from deaths attributing to pneumonia and diarrhea. Pneumonia and diarrhea are among some of the leading children killer under five globally.
UN agencies are of the belief that they would be able to eliminate pneumonia and severe diarrhea from the nation by the year 2025.
An "integrated" strategy has been introduced recently, which includes newer vaccines along with better sanitation. It is a 10-year-plan, which is aimed at stopping the deaths of almost 2 million children each year.
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