How to protect yourself from coronavirus? On December 31st 2019 World Health Organization was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City Hubei Province of China. The virus did not match any other known virus this risk concerned because when a virus is new we do not know how it affects people one week later on 7th of January Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus. The new virus is a coronavirus which is a family of virus that includes the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS. This new virus was temporarily named 2019 novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens symptoms include fever coughing and shortness of breath unfortunately there is no vaccine available. There is no specific treatment or cure for the virus patients are given supportive care for their symptoms.
How do you reduce? Your risk of coronavirus infection World Health Organization recommends the following regularly clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub covering nose and mouth. When coughing and sneezing with tissue sleeve or flexed elbow throw the tissue into a closed bin after use clean hands after coughing or sneezing wear a mask should not be touched or handled during use if the mass gets wet or dirty with secretions it must be changed immediately discard the mask after use and perform hand hygiene after removal of the mask. Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms some patients may already be harbouring the virus and still have no symptoms thoroughly cook meat and eggs avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals avoid contact with stray animals waste and fluids. When shopping in a wet market wash hands regularly after coughing or sneezing when caring for the sick before during and after you prepare food before eating after toilet use and after handling animals or animal waste. If you have fever cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your doctor avoid public transportation. If you are sick and are going to the hospital avoid travel if you have a fever and cough if he becomes equal travelling informed crew and seek medical care early avoid spitting in public practice food safety sick animals and animals that have died of diseases should not be eaten infants elderly people with other medical problems such as diabetes heart disease chronic lung disease have a higher risk of dying from the disease thank you for reading the post and visiting learnerseye.com. Our wish is every one live a healthy and happy life.