According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nCoV virus includes many different strains of the virus. Most commonly seen in animals but have now transformed through humans. People infected with the nCoV virus often develop mild to moderate respiratory illnesses, similar to the common cold symptoms.
1. Path of infection 2019-nCoV
The nCoV virus strain is spread from person to person by contact with infected body fluids. In addition to the direct cause such as cough, sneezing or shaking hands, the virus is transmitted through metal objects such as door knobs, stairs also have the potential to infect nCoV. Touching objects and putting them on the nose and mouth will be susceptible to Corona infection.
Warning: nCoV can live on metal surface for 12 hours.
2. Signs of infection 2019-nCoV (Covid-19)
In addition to the common signs of colds such as sore throat, headache, runny nose and fever. nCoV also causes chest tightness, shortness of breath – directly affecting the respiratory tract as well as kidney, liver and lungs organs. Currently, up to 90% of deaths due to nCoV virus are over 60 years old.
3. NCoV virus treatment
There is currently no specific treatment for corona virus infection. However, nCoV can be inhibited by the use of analgesic or antipyretic drugs.
Folk remedies such as taking a warm bath or taking a hot bath, as well as drinking plenty of water and resting in moderation can also strengthen the resistance against Corona.
3. MOH recommendation for prevention 2019-nCoV
How to prevent nCov – Recommendations from the Ministry of Health:
- If you notice signs such as shortness of breath accompanied by fever or cough, travel should be avoided to reduce the possibility of spreading to the community. Immediately go to hospitals for timely diagnosis, treatment or isolation. Moreover, it is necessary to share your own travel schedule with medical staff to promptly detect the spread.
- Wash your hands often with soap and alcohol (90%), do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Limit contact with people with cough, fever.
- Need to cover your mouth or use a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing so as not to translate body fluids. Put the tissue in the trash immediately after use, then wash your hands.
- Report to airline staff, bus station and train station if signs of sickness are detected while traveling.
- Absolutely do not use raw meat, shrimp and fish food – 100% cooked.
- Do not spit indiscriminately in public. Do not expose pets or wild animals.
- Wear a mask when going to crowded places or contacting people who have symptoms.
- Use masks properly, masks must cover the mouth when in use.
- Change masks continuously for single-use masks.
- Do not bath in the pool, do not share a glass of water in the community.
In case of recent return from China, the following should be noted:
- Must self-isolation and health monitoring at home within 2 weeks.
For food assistance when needed, report it to the nearest state facility.
- Immediately notify the nearest health facility for timely advice, diagnosis and treatment if signs such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing appear.
- It is best to call in advance for information on symptoms and schedules that have recently been moved for timely assistance by health workers.
In case of coming to China, the following issues should be noted:
- If not absolutely necessary – don’t go to China during an outbreak. Especially Wuhan.
- For mandatory cases, leaving the house, please use preventive measures are recommended by the Ministry of Health
- If signs of fever, cough or shortness of breath must notify to the nearest medical facility for prompt consultation, examination and treatment.
- Call ahead for information on symptoms and schedules that have recently moved for best support.