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01/26/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/26/2020. This seven-page document, updated on January 26, 2020, provides World Health Organization checklists for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) readiness and initial response for novel coronaviruses (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). Its objective is to provide actionable guidance for countries to implement effective RCCE strategies that will help protect the public’s health in the early response to nCoV. It includes recommended RCCE goals and actions for countries preparing for nCoV cases and for countries that have confirmed nCoV cases. (PDF)
01/26/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/26/2020. This 16-page risk assessment report describes how on January 24, 2020, the first imported cases (three) of 2019-nCoV were identified in France. On the basis of the information currently available, it considers that the potential impact of 2019-nCoV outbreaks is high; further global spread is likely; and there is currently a moderate likelihood of infection for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) citizens residing in or visiting Wuhan, China. (PDF)
01/25/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/25/2020. This 31-page household transmission investigation is a case-ascertained prospective study of all identified household contacts of a laboratory confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. It is intended to provide rapid and early information on the clinical, epidemiological, and virological characteristics of 2019-nCoV. The protocol has been designed to investigate household transmission of 2019-nCoV in any country in which 2019-nCoV infection has been reported and households are exposed. (PDF)
01/23/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Published: 1/23/2020. This 41-page report assesses the current effectiveness of the U.S. federal government approach to emerging technologies, with recommended actions to enhance governance in domestic and international contexts, developed at a workshop held in October 2019. Participants addressed the public health and safety challenges of an emerging technology, the Global Health Security Agenda, and the need to establish pre-crisis partnerships prior to a massive cyberattack or global pandemic. (PDF)
01/14/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: Network for Public Health Law. Published: 1/14/2020. This 15-page document, updated in January 2020, provides links to key resources in emergency legal preparedness in 12 topic areas: Latest Resources, Federal Public Health Emergencies, Social Distancing Powers, Liability of Health Care Workers and Entities, Hospital Emergency Legal Preparedness, State and Local Preparedness, Emergency Declarations and Powers, Mental and Behavioral Health Preparedness, Model Emergency Laws, Emerging Threats Preparedness and Response, Crisis Standards of Care, and Public Health Emergency Ethics. (Text)
01/01/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 1/2020. This 260-page report updates analyses of data on antimicrobial medicines consumption collected for the period from 2011 to 2017 from non-European Union countries and areas in the World Health Organization European Region. The update includes analyses of trends over time for key metrics of antibiotic consumption, considers new metrics to inform the responsible use of antibiotics, and examines the impact of changes to defined daily doses that came into force on January 1, 2019. (PDF)
01/01/2020 12:00 AM EST

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/2020. This course provides a general introduction to the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and emerging respiratory viruses, and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers, and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations, and NGOs. It discusses the nature of emerging respiratory viruses, how to detect and assess an outbreak, strategies for preventing and controlling outbreaks due to novel respiratory viruses, and what strategies should be used to communicate risk and engage communities to detect, prevent, and respond to the emergence of a novel respiratory virus. (Video or Multimedia)

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