UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — Updated list of countries with coronavirus cases:
– South Korea
– Hong Kong
– Sri Lanka
1. What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from mild to severe illnesses such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
2. What is a new coronavirus?
The new coronavirus is (nCoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.
3. Can people be infected with the new coronavirus where animals are the source of infection?
In-depth investigations in China in 2002 revealed that SARS-CoV was transmitted from cats to humans, and in Saudi Arabia in 2012 MERS-CoV was detected by camels to humans. Some coronaviruses are known to circulate in animals but have not yet infected humans. As surveillance around the world improves, more coronaviruses are likely to be identified.
4. What are the symptoms of a person infected with coronavirus?
Symptoms depend on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
5. Is coronavirus transmitted from person to person?
Yes, some coronaviruses can be transmitted from person to person, usually after close / close contact with an infected patient, in the work environment or at a health care center.
6. Is there a vaccine for this new type of coronavirus?
When a disease is new, there is no vaccine for it, and it may take several years until a new vaccine is produced.
7. Is there a treatment / cure for the new coronavirus?
There is no specific treatment / treatment for diseases caused by a new coronavirus. However, many of the symptoms can be treated depending on the patient’s clinical condition.
8. What should I do to protect myself?
Standard recommendations to reduce exposure and transmission of a variety of diseases include: maintaining hand and respiratory hygiene, food hygiene practices, and when possible avoiding close contact with any person who exhibits respiratory illness symptoms, such as cough or sneeze.
9. Are healthcare personnel at risk of new coronavirus?
Yes, they may be at risk of new coronavirus, as healthcare personnel are in contact with patients more often than the general population. The WHO recommends that health care staff consistently implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
10. What are the recommendations for places?
WHO encourages all countries to increase surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), to carefully monitor any unusual patterns of these infections or pneumonia, and to report to the WHO any suspected or confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection. . Countries are encouraged to continue to strengthen their preparedness for health emergencies in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005).
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