New Zealand needs to be thinking hard about its toolkit to tackle the deadly coronavirus that has so far taken nine lives, an outbreak specialist says. Michael Baker, a professor of public health at University of Otago, said the coronavirus could be dangerous. Baker said the meeting at the WHO was going to give public health directions to countries at risk. Ministry of Health director of public health Caroline McElnay said the ministry was closely monitoring the international situation and the guidance provided by the WHO. "It is important to mention recent travel from Wuhan and any known contact with someone with severe acute respiratory illness who has been in Wuhan.
Source: Stuff January 22, 2020 09:33 UTC