UPDATE: World Health Organization declares global public health emergency over coronavirus outbreak. There are now over 8,000 confirmed cases of the virus spread across nearly two dozen countries. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency, the World Health Organization determined today. Since it started last month, the virus’s spread has reached nearly two dozen countries, sickened thousands, and impacted both travel and business around the world. What do you all think about this? Do you think it sound like its getting better? or Worse?