- Vaccine 1 year away!
- Coronavirus kills 9 in Washington State! With 100’s infected across the US.
- Hold a social distance at least 2 meter (6 feet updated!) away from you and everyone who coughs or sneezes. Avoid tight places.
- Your hands are the biggest contributor to getting infected!
- Facemask if not properly fitted and if you keep adjusting it your possible contaminated hands.
- Buying mask could make the outbreak worse.
Total Cases: 14,637
Active cases: 13,813
Fatal cases: 824
The cause of an outbreak disease that started in China has been identified as a new virus called the Several Active Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is considered the outbreak. The virus is a type of Coronavirus— a family of viruses that can cause diseases like common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome and respiratory syndrome in the Middle East (MERS). Since this virus is so new, it’s still not very well documented. PSG’s, like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States. Investigations are being performed in the Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC).
Therefore, the WHO recommends these steps: avoid eating meat and animal organs raw or undercooked.
You may have to avoid contact with live animals and surfaces while visiting the market in areas that had new coronavirus cases recently.
For updates and guidance, first, search the CDC and WHO websites if you plan to travel internationally.
The new coronavirus seems to spread from individual to individual. The respiratory system can spread when someone with the virus has been infected with cough or sneezes. COVID-19 can be mild to severe, with fever, cough or shortness of breath, and it is not clear exactly how infectious the virus is. Two to 14 days after exposure may show symptoms. There is no coronavirus vaccine.
Basic Coronavirus Protection Measures: Vaccine 1 year away!
No coronavirus prevention 2019 vaccine (COVID-19) is currently available. A vaccine may be ready within 1 year, so avoiding this infection is the best way to prevent disease. As a reminder, however, CDC recommends still routine preventive measures to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
- Face, nose, and mouth don’t touch.
- When you’re sick, stay home.
- Use your cough or tissue to sneeze, and then chuck it into the garbage.4
- Using regular home cleaning spray or brushing, clean and disinfect items and surfaces often touched.
- Employ the CDC’s Facemask Guidelines.
- CDC doesn’t suggest that those well wear a facemask, including COVID-19, to protect themselves against respiratory diseases.
- Facemasks shall be used to avoid the spread of the disease to others by people showing signs of COVID-19. To emergency workers and people who are looking after someone in a close setting (at home or a health facility), the use of facemasks is also important.
- Facemask if not properly fitted and you keep adjusting it you’re your possible contaminated hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, particularly after going to the bathroom, 20 seconds before eating, cough, or sneezing after blowing your nose.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. Wash hands still, clearly dirty, with soap and water.
Keep alert on the WHO website and through the National and Local Public Health Agency of the latest information about the COVID-19 outbreak. In other nations, COVID-19 also mainly affects people in China who are witnessing such outbreaks. Most infected people experience mild disease and rehabilitation, but other people can experience it more seriously.
Wash your hands often: Scrub your hands often and thoroughly with a hand wash on alcohol or massage them with soap and water.
Why does this happen? Washing your hands with water and soap and rub your hands with alcohol destroys bacteria on your skin.
Hold a social distance at least 1 meter (3 feet) away from you and everyone who coughs or sneezes.
What is the reason? We spray tiny liquid droplets from the nose or mouth that can have an infection if someone coughs or snees. You can breathe in goutlets, like COVID-19 if your coughing person has the disease if you are too short.
Eyes, nose, and mouth should be avoided: why? Many surfaces can be reached by hands and viruses captured. When infected, the eyes, nose or mouth of your hands will move the virus. The virus will invade your body from there and cause you to get sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene: ensure that you follow good respiratory hygiene, as well as the people around you. This is when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue. Then immediately remove the used tissue.
Why does this happen? Spreading the virus in droplets. You protect people around you from viruses such as cold, influenza and COVID-19 by practicing good respiratory hygiene.
You need to seek medical care early if you get a fever, cough and difficulty breathing stay at home if you feel unwelcome. When you experience fatigue, toxins and breathing difficulties, seek medical care and call in advance. Follow your local health agency’s instructions.
Why does this happen? The most up to date information on the situation in your region will be given by national and local authorities. Inviting your healthcare provider in advance will allow you to quickly reach the right health center. It also protects you and helps prevent viruses and infections from spreading.
Stay up to date with your medical practitioner and follow their advice: Stay up to date about COVID-19. Follow the advice given to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by your health care provider, local and national public health agencies or by your employer.
Why does this happen? National and local authorities will get the most up-to-date information about the spread of COVID-19 in your region. They are best placed to tell people what to do to protect themselves in your area.
Follow the above guidelines.
Stay home if, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight running nose, you begin to feel unpleasant until you recover. Why does it happen? The avoidance of contacts with others and access to medical facilities enables these facilities to operate more effectively. If you experience fever, cough, and trouble respiring, you should seek immediate medical advice, as this can be caused by a respiratory infection.
Please call in advance and inform your supplier about recent journeys or travel contact. Why does that happen? Note, your healthcare provider will be able to direct you easily to the right health center. This will also stop potential COVID-19 and other viruses spread.
Important general reference 2nd reminder:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Your hands are the most common vehicle to transport germs. Keep them as germ-free as possible by regularly washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw away used tissues immediately. Wipe your nose and mouth in a manner that keeps body fluids on the tissue and away from your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when you touch something that is already contaminated with germs. Remember, germs can live for two hours or more on surfaces like doorknobs, desks, chairs, etc.
- If ill, stay away. If you are ill, help safeguard the health of others by staying away from the office until you are well.
In addition, for Novel Coronavirus you are advised:
- Avoid direct contact with animals (live or dead) and their environment.
- Do not visit wet markets or farms.
- Do not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with droppings.
- Ensure food, including eggs, is thoroughly cooked.
As a reminder, if you do experience flu-like symptoms (or believe
you may have contracted any communicable disease that can spread to the
population by airborne means such as Chicken Pox, TB, etc.), speak with your
healthcare provider and take all the appropriate steps.
Additional Novel Coronavirus informational and travel links:
- International SOS 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCOV) Information
- International SOS 2019-Novel-Coronavirus-Pocket-Guide
- World Aware 2019 Novel Coronavirus Information
- World Aware 2019 Novel Coronavirus Interactive Map
- World Aware 2019 Novel Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by Country
- World Aware 2019 Novel Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by Airline
- International Air Travel Association Coronavirus Outbreak in China
The following countries and territories have cases of COVID-19.
- Afghanistan – imported
- Algeria – imported
- Armenia – imported
- Australia – imported
- Austria – imported
- Azerbaijan- imported
- Bahrain – imported
- Belarus – imported
- Belgium – imported
- Brazil – imported
- Cambodia – imported
- Canada – imported
- China – mainland – outbreak
- Croatia – imported
- Czech Republic – imported
- Denmark – imported
- Dominican Republic – imported
- Egypt – locally-acquired case
- Ecuador – imported and locally acquired cases
- Estonia – imported
- Finland – imported
- France – imported and locally acquired cases
- Georgia – imported
- Germany – imported and cluster of locally acquired cases
- Greece – imported
- Hong Kong (China SAR) – imported and locally acquired cases
- Iceland – imported
- India – imported
- Iran – outbreak
- Iraq – imported
- Ireland – imported
- Israel – imported
- Italy – outbreak
- Japan – imported and locally acquired cases
- Kuwait – imported
- Lebanon – imported
- Lithuania – imported
- Luxembourg – imported
- Macao (China SAR) – imported
- Malaysia – imported and locally acquired cases
- Mexico – imported
- Monaco – imported
- Nepal – imported
- Netherlands – imported
- New Zealand – imported
- Nigeria – imported
- North Macedonia – imported
- Norway – imported
- Oman – imported
- Pakistan – imported
- Philippines – imported
- Qatar – imported
- Romania – locally-acquired case
- Russia – imported
- San Marino – imported
- Singapore – clusters of local transmission
- South Korea – outbreak
- Spain – imported and locally acquired cases
- Sri Lanka – imported
- Sweden – imported and locally acquired cases
- Switzerland – imported
- Taiwan (China) – imported and locally acquired cases
- Thailand – imported and locally acquired cases
- United Arab Emirates – imported and locally acquired cases
- United Kingdom – imported and locally acquired cases
- United States – community spread
- Vietnam – imported and locally acquired cases