PAHO Regional Advisor on Viral Diseases, Dr Jairo Méndez, at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Brazil. Photo credit: Vinícius Ferreira (IOC/Fiocruz)
Washington (PAHO):— The Pan American Health Organization is working with health ministries in Latin America and the Caribbean to help them prepare to deal with possible importations of cases of novel coronavirus.
In a series of technical cooperation activities, PAHO experts in laboratories, preparedness, epidemiology, clinical management, infection prevention and control, and other areas are supporting public health officials in various countries.
In the area of diagnosis, PAHO is providing guidance and reagents to national public health laboratories including