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All you need to know about the new Corona virus

The following are the most prominent questions and their answers from the World Health Organization
 
Who is most vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus, the elderly or the very young?
 
People of all ages can become infected with the new coronavirus. It appears that the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) are more likely to develop severe disease in the case of HIV infection.
 
Should I wear a mask?
Many wonder about the effectiveness of the mask in protecting against the new coronavirus.
People who do not have any symptoms of the disease do not have to wear a mask, but it is necessary that he does not have a cough or pneumonia, and people working in the medical sector, or if dealing with an infected person.
 
Are hand dryers effective in eliminating Coronavirus-2019 (Covid-19) disease?
No, hand dryers are not effective in eliminating Covid-19 disease.The World Health Organization recommends that people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, such as good hand washing and good respiratory hygiene.
 
How do I protect myself from illness?
To protect yourself from this new virus, you should always clean your hands by rubbing them with an alcohol cleanser or washing them with soap and water. After cleaning your hands, they should be thoroughly dried with paper tissues or hot air dryers.
 
Will spraying the body with alcohol or chlorine help eliminate CoronaVirus 2019 virus (Covid-19)?
No, spraying the body with alcohol or chlorine will not eliminate viruses that have already entered your body. Rather, it will be harmful to clothing or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes and mouth). However, alcohol and chlorine may be useful in disinfecting surfaces, but they should be used according to appropriate recommendations.
 
What are the symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus?
Infection with the new corona virus is associated with a number of different symptoms, namely:
1) Inflammation of the respiratory system, whether acute or slight
2) A rise in body temperature
Coughing
3) Breathing difficulties
 
It is worth noting that the incubation period of the virus extends from two days to 14 days, which means that the human body may contain the virus without any symptoms for a period of 14 days, but it is contagious during this period as well.
 
Does eating garlic help prevent infection with the emerging coronavirus?
Garlic is a healthy food, and has some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak to show that eating garlic prevents infection with the emerging coronavirus.
 
Is it safe to receive messages or parcels from China?
Yes, its safe. Receiving parcels from China does not expose people to the risk of developing the new Coronavirus. We know, from a previous analysis, that corona viruses do not live for long on things, such as letters or parcels.
 
The following are typical WHO recommendations to the public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of diseases, including hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and safe food practices:
 
- Always clean hands by rubbing them with an alcohol disinfectant or washing them well with soap and water.
 
- When coughing and sneezing, be sure to cover your mouth and nose with your folded elbow or a tissue, and dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
 
Avoid approaching people with fever and coughing.
 
If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention early and inform your caregiver of your previous travel.
 
Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products. Raw meat, raw milk or animal organs should be handled with care to avoid the contamination of pollutants from uncooked foods, in accordance with good food safety practice.