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What is Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? How to protect myself from it?

Recent Coronavirus (2019-nCoV is a virus that has been recognized at Wuhan Region of China that gives way to respiratory disease. World Health Organization has announced that the patients suffering from this virus are common in the countries such as China, Korea, Japan and Thailand. It has also been announced that the patients suffering from this disease have also been seen in other countries as well, but the number of these patients are not high in these countries. This virus generally gives way to respiratory diseases which are not so serious and the rate of date or serious clinical cases is not as high as those seen SARS and MERS infections. The 2-2.5% of the recent coronavirus cases are resulted in death. There is not a specific type of treatment of the disease. In accordance with the general condition of the patient, supportive care can be applied to the patient.

How to protect myself from Coronavirus and other viruses?

  1. Wash your hands often! Wash your hands often with soap and water and disinfect your hands with alcohol based hand antiseptic. If your hands are quite dirty, alcohol based hand antiseptic is not useful enough.
  2. Close your mouth and nose with tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands with soap and water and disinfect your hands with alcohol based hand antiseptic.
  3. If you are suffering from an infection with a high fever, keep at least one metre away from the people around you especially while you are coughing and sneezing.
  4. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands. You may be infected by the virus from your hands and if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands, you may be infected by the virus.
  5. Go to doctor if you are suffering from high fever, coughing and shortness of breath.

 

    AYBU Hygiene Committee

 

Hand Hygiene Step by Step

  1. Fold your clothes in such a way to make your arms and knee open.
  2. Take away your jewelleries (including your watch, ring and bracelet)
  3. Open the tap.
  4. Wash your hands with soap
  5. Repeat the actions below while your hands are soapy
  1. scrub your palm with soap
  2.  scrub your palm with your hand and repeat this activity for the other hand
  3.  scrub your finger post
  1. Wash your hands and clear your hand from soap
  2. Dry your hand with paper towel
  3. Wash the tap with water and close the top with a paper towel
  4. Throw the paper away.