Mysterious respiratory outbreak in China gets attention of World Health Organization

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2023
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The World Health Organisation has asked China for details about an outbreak of respiratory illnesses and reportedly undiagnosed pneumonia after local media shared footage of hospitals crowded with children. Since mid-October, northern China has reported an increase in “influenza-like illnesses” compared with the same period in the previous three years, according to WHO. Clusters of undiagnosed childhood pneumonia cases have also been reported in the north of the country, the WHO said in a statement on Wednesday, though it’s unclear whether these are related to the respiratory infections. The WHO’s...

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