The World Health Organisation is the best positioned to initiate a joint effort, but it says member states are not forthcoming with data.
Wuhan Municipal Health Commission in China identified the victim as a 69-year-old man who fell ill with the respiratory condition on December 31.
After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment to prevent malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands, the most advanced vaccine yet has been rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.
Once-controlled measles has returned to the fore in Venezuela since a political turmoil started. The country's health system collapsed due to a crippling shortage of medicines and vaccines, as well as decaying hospitals and an exodus of doctors.
The WHO report comes as 21 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance after well over a year of devastating fighting in the country.
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