Saturday, July 6, 2013

Finland braces for coronavirus

July 6, 2013

Health authorities in Finland are prepared for the virus, which could mutate into a form more easily transmitted between humans. No infections have so far been reported in Finland, but new cases are emerging all the time in the Middle East.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) is in a state of readiness concerning the Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). According to THL researcher Pamela Ă–sterlund, the health authority has prepared tests for detecting the virus, which causes serious respiratory system infections.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday it was preparing for an outbreak of the coronavirus. The WHO is convening an emergency committee to track the virus’ spread, and to decide on possible counter measures.


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