The Coronavirus has impacted not only citizens of the world but also the doctors and nurses taking care of them.
In late December 2019 another (novel) coronavirus was recognized in China causing extreme respiratory diseases including pneumonia. It has been named Novel Coronavirus and is referred to as 2019-nCoV. It began in Wuhan Hubei Province, China; the source of the infection has been connected to a seafood market in Wuhan.
The Coronavirus is spreading between individuals all around and can be seen on the WHO situation repost dashboard which is updated daily. As a recently recognized virus there is currently no vaccine and no human immunity to prevent infection. As a viral contamination, anti-microbials are not a successful treatment. As a viral infection, antibiotics are not an effective treatment.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are an enormous group of viruses that cause sickness ranging from the common cold to severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that is recognized recently in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and individuals. Detailed examinations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to individuals and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to individuals. A few known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected individuals.
Common signs of infection include common cold, respiratory symptoms, cough, breathing difficulties, fever, shortness of breath.
In more severe cases, infection can convert into pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus;
- Wash your hands regularly with soap or water or use alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty because it can eliminate the virus if present on your hands.
- While Sneezing or coughing cover your mouth and nose to avoid transmission of viruses or germs.
- Stay alert and avoid close contact with the person suffering from Respiratory sickness like 2019-nCoV. If you are too close, you can inhale the virus.
- Viruses are easily transmitted from one surface to another so avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Cook Eggs and meat completely
- If you are having a cough or fever, breathing problem consult the doctor as early as possible.
- Use different chopping boards or knives for raw meat and cooked food.
- Avoid eating sick animals
Common questions about Coronavirus:
1. What is Coronavirus?
2. What is the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
3. Is the 2019-nCoV similar to SARS-CoV or the seasonal influenza virus (the flu)?
4. How is 2019-nCoV spread?
5. Can 2019-nCoV be spread to other people by someone who has no symptoms?
6. What is the incubation period for 2019-nCoV?
7. Can I catch 2019-nCoV from my pet?
8. How can I protect myself from getting the 2019-nCoV infection?
9. Do I need to wear a facemask to protect me from 2019-nCoV?
10. Am I protected against 2019-nCoV if I had an influenza (flu) vaccine this year?
11. What are the symptoms of 2019-nCoV infection?
12. Are some people more at risk than others?
13. Are healthcare workers at risk from the 2019-nCoV?
14. I am a healthcare worker in a hospital/General Practice. What infection prevention and control (IPC) measures do I need to apply if I am caring for a patient with suspected/confirmed 2019-nCoV?
15. What is the treatment for the 2019-nCoV?
16. Can antibiotics be used to treat 2019-nCoV?
17. Is there a vaccine for 2019-nCoV?
18. Who should be tested for 2019-nCoV?
19. Why are the case definitions of possible cases of 2019-nCoV different in different countries?
20. Where can I get tested for 2019-nCoV?
21. Advice for all people who have travelled to Europe from mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) in the past 14 days, including visitors, students and workers.
22. I have heard that people travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) from China are being asked to isolate themselves from other people for 14 days. Why are people returning to Ireland not being asked to isolate themselves?
23. Advice for people travelling to China
24. What is the risk of infection in Europe?
25. How prepared is Europe for 2019-nCoV and what is the EU doing?
26. I have received a package/parcel from China, what should I do?
27. What about animals or animal products imported from China?
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