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Last opportunity to contain coronavirus outbreak

22-Feb-2020

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WHO concerned at cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases.

World Health Organization says window of opportunity to contain the virus is narrowing.

China reported a decrease in deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.

More than 1,200 cases of the virus confirmed in 26 countries outside of China, including 8 deaths.

The new virus causes a respiratory disease called Covid-19.

Iran has reported four deaths from 18 cases confirmed in the country.

Fighting chance of stopping further spread if countries put more resources into preparing for outbreaks.

Not yet out of control - but asymptomatic patients could complicate prevention of outbreaks

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Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health