Virtual Course on Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

This course provides a general introduction to COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

As the official disease name was established after material creation, any mention of nCoV refers to COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

The course consists of five modules:

  • Virus respiratorios emergentes, incluido el COVID-19: Introducción
  • Módulo A: Introducción a los virus respiratorios emergentes, incluido el COVID-19
  • Módulo B: Detectar virus respiratorios emergentes, incluido el COVID-19: Control e investigación de laboratorio
  • Módulo C: Comunicación de riesgo y participación comunitaria
  • Módulo D: Prevención y respuesta a un nuevo virus respiratorio, incluido el COVID-19

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