World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first 2019-nCoV infection was detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus is zoonotic. Meaning it is transmitted between animals and human. However, infected person can spread the virus to the other.
So far China and 6 other countries have confirmed coronavirus cases as at today, Friday January 24, 2020.
United Arab Emirates
At least 26 deaths
More than 830 confirmed coronavirus cases
A total of 8,420 people are reported to be under observation.
Signs and symptoms:
Runny nose, headache, fever, cough, sore throat, general feeling of being unwell. It can also cause bronchitis or pneumonia.
What to do:
Do not panic, protect yourself from coronavirus;
1. Avoid direct contact with sick people (especially anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms) and farm animals or wildlife.
2. Wash hands with soap under running water regularly but when necessary (after contact with public facilities, after toilet, before food preparation, before eating, before breastfeeding a baby, when caring for the sick, and the likes)
3. Cook meat and egg thoroughly. Eat warm food.
4. Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
5. Do not spit publicly.
Stay free from coronavirus!