16 January 2020: Novel coronavirus (nCoV) - Epidemiological Alert

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States, in light of the possible occurrence of events related to the novel coronavirus (nCoV), ensure that health care workers have access to up to date information on the illness, be familiar with the principles and procedures for handling nCoV infections, and be trained to inquire about a patient’s travel history in order to connect this information with clinical data. PAHO/WHO closely monitors the epidemiological evolution of the situation and will provide more detailed guidance when available. View Document / Ver Documento