February 10, 2020 0 comments

Humans for Peace Institution and Ibn-Rushd Canadian Islamic Cultural Society organized a talk and discussion about the novel coronavirus.

The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans and sparked an outbreak. 

Dr Jamal Alsharif, the president of Humans for Peace Institution, did present one and half hours lecture in both English and Arabic languages, followed with a discussion with the public.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the 2019-nCoV outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. Physicians and other health professionals are working on the front lines of this outbreak, along with public health agencies, to diagnose individuals early to help contain the spread of the virus.

While the situation has been changing rapidly, public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took the time in a recent webinar to address questions from physicians and other health professionals.

To watch the video please click here https://youtu.be/f2i4K83jds8