In a follow-up to an article I wrote on Examiner.com last weekend, the World Health Organization issued an update on the novel coronavirus on Thursday saying there have no new cases of the virus reported.
The two confirmed cases to date have occurred in a previously healthy, 49 year-old male Qatari national with travel history to Saudi Arabia prior to onset of illness and a a 60 year-old Saudi national who died.
According to the WHO, from the information available thus far, it appears that the novel coronavirus cannot be easily transmitted from person-to-person.
WHO is working closely with the national authorities of the involved countries (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom) and international partners in order to better understand the public health risk from the novel coronavirus.
For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page