Psittacosis – Sweden

The Swedish Public Health Authority reported this week that dozens of psittacosis, or parrot fever cases have been reported in recent months. Since September 2019, some 40 cases of parrot disease have been reported, mainly from the regions of Västra Götaland, Stockholm and Jämtland.

Novel Coronavirus – New name, Updated case count

On Tuesday, following WHO best practices for naming of new human infectious diseases, which were developed in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019.”

The Chinese National Health Commission reported Tuesday an additional 2015 COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths. As of February 11, according to reports from 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a total of 44,653 confirmed cases have been reported, including 1,113 deaths.

Globally, more than 45,000 cases have been reported from 28 countries.

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