Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

Scientific brief - Issued by the World Health Organization According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms…

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Nasionale inperkings: Onduidelikhede in regulasies skep verwarring en lei tot konflik

Daar is steeds talle onsekerhede rondom sekere aspekte aangaande regulasies om die verspreiding van die koronavirus te beperk en die VF Plus sal help om antwoorde in dié verband te vind. Die regulasies bevat baie grys areas wat ruimte vir verskillende vertolkings skep. Veral die…

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World Health Organization announces Health for All Film Festival

WHO announces Health for All Film Festival shortlist and jury composition 26 March, 2020 -- In an extraordinary demonstration of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the first ever Health for All Film Festival organized by the World Health Organization, has attracted…

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TENNIS SA EXTENDS TOURNAMENT SUSPENSION DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS

Pretoria, South Africa, 26 March 2020 - Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a further suspension of all sanctioned events, under its jurisdiction, until the 7th June 2020, inclusive. The decision to extend the shutdown of local tennis tournaments, and related activities, has been taken…

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EUCDC – Facts about hantavirus

Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses causing clinical illness in humans of varying severity. There are several different hantaviruses, with a different geographical distribution and causing different clinical diseases. Each hantavirus is specific to a different rodent host. Transmission of the virus to humans occurs through the…

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