A warning from the World Health Organization about the Corona virus
The World Health Organization (WHO), Monday 16 March 2020, warned against the use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications by patients suspected or confirmed to have Corona, stressing the importance of specialized medical care to tackle the virus.
The WHO published a tweet on its official page on Twitter, in which it said that there are currently no approved drugs for the treatment of the emerging virus, and the organization demanded no self-use of anti-inflammatory by patients or suspects, calling on them to seek care in case of symptoms consistent with the symptoms of Corona.
This comes at a time when the death toll from the Coruna virus worldwide reached 7154, while the number of infected people reached 182,406, while those who recovered from the virus reached 79,433.
Corona is a global pandemic
Earlier, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanum Gebresos said that the organization viewed the outbreak of the Coruna virus as a pandemic. He added during a press conference: “We are very concerned about the levels of proliferation and the levels of not taking (necessary) measures. So we have come to an assessment that Covid-19 (Corona virus) can be classified as a pandemic.
According to the World Health Organization, the disease is also considered a "pandemic" when it is new to the human immune system. In such cases, the immune system does not have specific antibodies that are required to fight these new microorganisms. As a result, a person becomes infected as soon as he comes into contact with the causative agents of the disease. Also, due to the infectious nature of the disease, the infection spreads to other individuals at a rapid pace, usually through contaminated body fluids of the infected person that are transmitted in the form of drops or spray as a result of coughing, blood, mucus or saliva.
But it is not possible to include all diseases spread across countries under the name "pandemics". For a disease to become a "pandemic", it must be contagious. For example, cancer is a global disease, and it can affect anyone, but at the same time it is not included under the name "pandemics", because it is not contagious.
On the other hand, Ebola is called an "epidemic", because it can spread from person to person quickly because of its infectious nature, but in specific geographical areas.