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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organisation, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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WHO says no indication of coronavirus cases in North Korea

There are no indications that there are cases of the new coronavirus in North Korea, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said, despite South Korean media reports suggesting the outbreak had..
Reuters - Published

Children facing uncertain future, experts warn

The World Health Organization says "radical change" is needed before it is too late
BBC News - Published

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WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China [Video]WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

The World Health Organization on Tuesday confirmed a total of 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases in 12 countries outside China. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter [Video]Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter

The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship [Video]Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States, after two weeks under quarantine off Japan...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:13Published

Chinese Doctors Encouraged By Promising New Therapy To Battle Coronavirus [Video]Chinese Doctors Encouraged By Promising New Therapy To Battle Coronavirus

Doctors in Shanghai are using infusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus. According to Reuters, they're giving them to patients still battling the infection. Not only..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Coronavirus: WHO working 'day and night' to combat virus [Video]Coronavirus: WHO working 'day and night' to combat virus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, says the organisation is working "day and night" to combat the coronavirus outbreak. He also repeated the call he he made..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Impossible to tell what direction coronavirus will take, WHO [Video]Impossible to tell what direction coronavirus will take, WHO

Japanese and U.S. authorities are coordinating the return of more than 400 Americans currently being held on a cruise ship in Yokohama because of the coronavirus, as the World Helath Organization warns..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:26Published

Pet Owners Are Buying Face Masks To Protect Their Furry Friends From Coronavirus [Video]Pet Owners Are Buying Face Masks To Protect Their Furry Friends From Coronavirus

Pet owners are rushing to buy face masks for their furry companions over fears they could catch COVID-19 virus. The World Health Organization said there is no evidence to suggest pets can catch the..

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WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases [Video]WHO reports on surge in Covid-19 cases

Mandatory Credit: World Health Organisation. In the last 24 hours China has reported 1,820 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 46,550. Beijing also reported 13,332 clinically..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

Coronavirus not spreading 'dramatically' outside China: WHO [Video]Coronavirus not spreading 'dramatically' outside China: WHO

Cases of coronavirus infections are not rising dramatically outside China apart from on a cruise liner now quarantined off a Japanese port, the World Health Organization's emergency measures director..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

WHO update on coronavirus [Video]WHO update on coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives an update on the number of global cases of coronavirus. He says that even when "the flames of one outbreak begin to die..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Virus With 90% Unrecognizable DNA Discovered In Brazil [Video]Virus With 90% Unrecognizable DNA Discovered In Brazil

Scientists in Brazil say they’ve discovered a mysterious a virus, made of genetic material never before seen elsewhere. But according to Gizmodo, it's unlikely the World Health Organization will be..

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WHO: Coronavirus A Greater Threat Than ISIS [Video]WHO: Coronavirus A Greater Threat Than ISIS

China's senior medical adviser said Tuesday that coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April. However, Reuters reports deaths due to the virus in China have already surpassed 1,000. At the same..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO names disease Covid-19 [Video]Coronavirus outbreak: WHO names disease Covid-19

The new coronavirus has been officially named as Covid-19, the World Health Organisation said. This stands for Coronavirus disease 2019, a press conference held in Geneva was told. WHO director general..

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Still in 'early stage' of understanding virus: WHO [Video]Still in 'early stage' of understanding virus: WHO

The World Health Organization is cautioning that there are still a lot of unknowns about the coronavirus outbreak, including its transmission and origin, in a likely attempt to tamp down speculation..

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Wall Street Set For Subdued Open [Video]Wall Street Set For Subdued Open

(Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open largely unchanged on Monday after last week’s strong gains as investors kept an eye on the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak and company updates,..

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WHO: World faces chronic shortage of coronavirus protective equipment [Video]WHO: World faces chronic shortage of coronavirus protective equipment

The world is facing a chronic shortage of gowns, masks, gloves and other protective equipment in the fight against a spreading coronavirus epidemic, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom..

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Doctor who helped sound alarm on coronavirus dies [Video]Doctor who helped sound alarm on coronavirus dies

One of the first Chinese doctors who tried to warn the world about a new coronavirus died on Friday from the illness, as China's Hubei province reported 69 new deaths, taking the total in China to over..

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The Gates Foundation To Donate $100 Million To Fight The Coronavirus [Video]The Gates Foundation To Donate $100 Million To Fight The Coronavirus

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it would contribute $100 million to fight the coronavirus. The foundation said: "The funding will help strengthen detection, isolation and treatment..

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Masks? Washing? How to protect against coronavirus [Video]Masks? Washing? How to protect against coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus in mainland China and over two dozen countries is alarming health experts. Here is what we know - and do not know - about how individuals can protect themselves. Soraya Ali..

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A record 73 dead in just 24 hours from the virus [Video]A record 73 dead in just 24 hours from the virus

The coronavirus death toll in mainland China hit 563 on Thursday, as 10 more people on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan have tested positive. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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WHO seeks £520m to fight coronavirus [Video]WHO seeks £520m to fight coronavirus

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) asks for millions of dollars to help countries address the new strain of coronavirus which emerged from China and which is expected to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus [Video]Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus

International Paralympic Committee Spokesman is confident that all necessary measures will be taken ahead of the 2020 Games

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Coronavirus cases in China's Hubei fall for second day, Apple and markets feel impact

New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough..
Reuters - Published

WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll nears 1,900

who urges calm as china coronavirus death toll nears 1,900
Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more than 72,000 others infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries. The situation remains dire at the epicentre, with the..
WorldNews - Published

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths, WHO urges caution, Apple and markets take hit

China reported its fewest new coronavirus infections since January on Tuesday and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed..
Reuters - Published

WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief..
Reuters - Published

'Don't be kidnapped by China': Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally

Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be "kidnapped" by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency groups the island's coronavirus cases..
Reuters - Published

'Every scenario on the table' in China virus outbreak: WHO's Tedros

The latest data provided by China on people infected with coronavirus indicates a decline in new cases but "every scenario is still on the table" in terms of the epidemic's evolution, the World Health..
Reuters - Published

China says WHO delegation to visit Beijing, Guangdong, Sichuan

China says a World Health Organization (WHO) delegation of experts will visit Beijing, and the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan from Feb. 17 onwards.
Reuters - Published

New China coronavirus cases drop for third straight day

The number of new cases from China's coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was "impossible" to predict how the outbreak..
France 24 - Published

WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China

The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said..
Reuters - Published

China is cooperating on coronavirus, WHO expert says, disputing White House official's claims

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, a World Health Organization official says it's not the time to 'politicize' the issue
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WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

A World Health Organization-led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's..
Reuters - Published

Fake US flyers smear Asian restaurants

Bearing a bogus World Health Organization seal, the flyers told people to avoid Panda Express.
BBC News - Published

Fake flyers and face-mask fear: California fights coronavirus discrimination

A flyer in Los Angeles' Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses like Panda Express because of a coronavirus outbreak. A Los..
Reuters - Published

Misinformation causing 'infodemic'

A representative from the World Health Organization wants tech firms to fight fake news on coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

Spike in China virus cases doesn't show big shift in epidemic: WHO

The spike in cases reported from China reflects reclassifying a backlog of suspect cases using patients' chest images and not necessarily the "tip of an iceberg" of a wider epidemic, a top World Health..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

The World Health Organization says it is "not seeing a dramatic increase" in cases outside China.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus not spreading 'dramatically' outside China except on cruise ship: WHO

Cases of coronavirus infections are not rising dramatically outside China apart from on a cruise liner now quarantined off a Japanese port, the World Health Organization's emergency measures director..
Reuters - Published

Experts fear China reluctant to accept WHO ground mission

China is dragging its heels in accepting help on the ground from international health specialists, diplomats and experts said on Thursday, noting four days after a World Health Organization (WHO)..
Reuters - Published

Rise in new coronavirus cases in China reflects 'broader definition' of infection: WHO

A jump in the number of new cases of coronavirus in China reflects a "broader definition" of a case of infection, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

World wary of coronavirus even as cases drop; Chinese drug trial results weeks away

China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak there to end by April, but World Health..
Reuters - Published

Results from Chinese drug trials for coronavirus due in weeks: expert

Chinese scientists are testing two antiviral drugs against the new coronavirus and preliminary clinical trial results are weeks away, the co-chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting said on..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: WHO urges 'extreme caution' over slowdown in China infections

The coronavirus outbreak "could still go in any direction", WHO head Tedros Ghebreyesus says.
BBC News - Published

WHO says coronavirus cases stabilising in China, but outbreak could go any way

The number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus in China has stabilised, but the apparent slowdown in the epidemic spread should be viewed with "extreme caution", the head of the World Health..
Reuters - Published

iPhone could produce higher levels of cancer-causing radiation than believed

iphone could produce higher levels of cancer-causing radiation than believed
Radio frequency radiation is feared to be carcinogenic (Image: Getty) Smartphones are known to emit radio frequency (RF) radiation which could be dangerous to human health. Now it’s been claimed that..
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