WHO has an extensive collection of resources related to the COVID-2019 outbreak. In addition to information for the public about protective measures, questions and answers, travel advice, and daily situation reports, there is a wealth of specific technical and research information:
- The Technical Guidance collection includes a national capacities review tool, risk communication and community engagement materials, surveillance and case definition guidance, and more.
- The Global Research collection includes links to current news articles and a searchable database of research publications.
- The First Few X (FFX) Cases and contact investigation protocol for 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection: WHO designed this protocol to investigate the First Few X cases (FFX) and their close contacts. Using a standardized protocol like this allows systematic collection and analysis of epidemiological data and biological samples, and rapid sharing of knowledge to inform public health responses and policy decisions.
- Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected: WHO’s first edition of guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when infection with COVID-19 is suspected. It has been adapted from WHO’s prior guidance on IPC for MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. This guidance is intended for facility-level healthcare workers and managers, but is also relevant to the national and district/provincial levels.
- Global Surveillance for human infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-2019): WHO’s guidance to Member States on how to implement COVID-19 surveillance, to monitor transmission trends; rapidly detect new cases; and provide epidemiological information to (1) conduct risk assessment at the national, regional and global level and (2) guide response measures.
- Disease commodity package – novel coronavirus (nC0V): This publication includes an essential list of biomedical equipment, medicines and supplies necessary to care for patients with COVID-19.
- Recommendations to reduce risk of transmission of emerging pathogens from animals to humans in live animal markets: General precautions and recommendations for at-risk groups
- Updated WHO advice for international traffic in relation to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV (last update: Jan. 27, 2020)
- Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control (OpenWHO online course): A general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including how to detect and assess an outbreak, strategies for preventing and controlling outbreaks, and strategies to communicate risk and engage communities in detection, prevention, and response activities.