January 31, 2020

On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). This indicates 2019-nCoV requires a coordinated international response, mostly due to the risk for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems that may be ill-equipped to contain it. The Boston Herald interviewed Senior Health Intelligence Analyst Courtney Kansler in its article regarding the latest update on the Novel Coronavirus.

The article stated, "At least 15 airlines worldwide have stopped service to China over coronavirus fears. Courtney said the 'highest risk is in transit in airports.' The coronavirus is transferred from person-to-person by droplets when someone coughs or sneezes, making airports a Petri dish of disease."

Read more in the article from The Boston Herald. 

Stay up-to-date with the ongoing situation: Global Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.