The public is now gearing up for an outbreak of strange pneumonia caused by a new strain of corona virus in China. The virus was confirmed to originate from a seafood market in Wuhan city, after more than 3 weeks has caused 17 deaths, bringing the number of patients to more than 571 people.
China’s corona nCov virus has so far killed 17 people
It is known that this virus, named 2019-nCov, has been confirmed by WHO to be capable of human-to-human transmission (albeit at a limited level), so far it has appeared in some countries in the world (Japan). , South Korea, USA, Thailand …). And especially recently, Vietnam also has 2 cases of patients suspected of corona virus infection, including newly returning female students from Wuhan.
Of course, this is only a suspicion and there is no official conclusion. WHO itself is not certain that declaring the pandemic to be an international concern. Even so, at this stage, it is best to take the initiative to prevent yourself, and below what to do to protect yourself, as recommended by the WHO.
Ways to protect yourself
1. Avoid close contact with people who show signs of infection
According to the WHO, up to now, coronavirus nCov has been confirmed to have limited ability to spread from person to person. Therefore, it is now necessary to avoid large crowds, and to avoid close contact with people who show signs of infection.
The signs here are symptoms associated with respiratory illness – cough, sneezing, runny nose. Some symptoms to watch out for are high fever, shortness of breath, and shortness of breath. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia, kidney failure, even death.
2. Eat cooked boiled drink
Scientists believe that the new coronavirus originated from an animal (currently suspected to be a snake) and transmitted to humans. This has not been confirmed, but WHO recommends that families carefully cook meat and eggs to minimize the risk.
3. Avoid going to fresh markets
During this period, it is necessary to limit to crowded places, especially fresh markets. According to WHO, this is the group “most at risk of infection”.
4. Follow the basic rules during the common flu season
According to Dr. John Wiesman – Health Minister in Washington state, the public at the present time should take basic precautions for the common flu season:
– Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
– Cover your mouth and nose with your hands when you want to cough or sneeze, and disinfect where you touch after coughing.
– If you or your doctor suspects that you have a new virus, wear a medical mask quickly to avoid spreading the virus.
Reference: CNN, WHO