WHO | Maria Van Kerkhove Talks About The COVID-19 Variant B11529

Maria Van Kerkhove talked about the new #COVID19 variant called B.1.1.529 during a #AskWHO session on Nov 25. #COVID #COVID19 #B11529 #WHO #NuVariant

World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove gestures as she speaks during a daily press briefing on COVID-19 virus at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on March 9, 2020. - The World Health Organization said on March 9, 2020 that more than 70 percent of those infected with the new coronavirus in China have recovered, adding that the country was "bringing its epidemic under control". (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

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Maria Van Kerkhove talked about the new #COVID19 variant called B.1.1.529 during a #AskWHO session on Nov 25.

Maria Van Kerkhove during #ASHWHO session on Nov 25

Maria DeJoseph Van Kerkhove is an American infectious disease epidemiologist. With a background in high-threat pathogens, Van Kerkhove specializes in emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and is based in the Health Emergencies Program at the World Health Organization (WHO).

She is the technical lead of COVID-19 response and the head of emerging diseases and zoonosis unit at WHO.


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