Introducing CoViNet: WHO's global network for coronavirus expertise

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WHO has launched a caller web for coronaviruses, CoViNet, to facilitate and coordinate world expertise and capacities for early and meticulous detection, monitoring and appraisal of SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV and caller coronaviruses of nationalist wellness importance.

CoViNet expands connected nan WHO COVID-19 reference laboratory web established during nan early days of nan pandemic. Initially, nan laboratory web was focused connected SARS-CoV-2, nan microorganism that causes COVID-19, but will now reside a broader scope of coronaviruses, including MERS-CoV and imaginable caller coronaviruses. CoViNet is simply a web of world laboratories pinch expertise successful human, animal and biology coronavirus surveillance.

The web presently includes 36 laboratories from 21 countries successful each 6 WHO regions.

Representatives of nan laboratories met successful Geneva connected 26 – 27 March to finalize an action scheme for 2024-2025 truthful that WHO Member States are amended equipped for early detection, consequence assessment, and consequence to coronavirus-related wellness challenges.

The CoViNet gathering brings together world experts successful human, animal, and biology health, embracing a broad One Health attack to show and measure coronavirus improvement and spread. The collaboration underscores nan value of enhanced surveillance, laboratory capacity, sequencing, and information integration to pass WHO policies and support decision-making.

Coronaviruses person clip and again demonstrated their pandemic and pandemic risk. We convey our partners from astir nan world who are moving to amended understand precocious threat coronaviruses for illustration SARS, MERS and COVID-19 and to observe caller coronaviruses. This caller world web for coronaviruses will guarantee timely detection, monitoring and appraisal of coronaviruses of nationalist wellness importance."

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, Acting Director of WHO's Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention

Data generated done CoViNet's efforts will guideline nan activity of WHO's Technical Advisory Groups connected Viral Evolution (TAG-VE) and Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC) and others, ensuring world wellness policies and devices are based connected nan latest technological information.

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