The Chinese have announced ways to protect against coronavirus
Chinese authorities are spreading new information about the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, an epidemic of which is raging in the Middle Kingdom. In the local media, members of the special commission of the Chinese Ministry of Health speak with instructions to combat the epidemic. The most disturbing fact is that in some people the disease goes away in a mild form similar to a common cold, while they infect others. Local doctors call hospitals the main foci of infection. We have compiled their Chinese press facts and recommendations about the coronavirus.
The epidemic is now entering the most difficult and difficult period. Chinese doctors hope that the epidemic will peak in a week or 10 days, after which it will decline.
The new coronavirus is 85% similar to the causative agent of the SARS (SARS) epidemic in 2003. At the same time, 2019-nCoV is “trickier” than its predecessor – some cases are similar to a common cold and do without pneumonia and even fever, while the patient infects others.
The incubation period is from 1 to 14 days. People may not have any external signs of the disease at this time, but they can be contagious.
The main way the virus spreads is by airborne droplets at close range (2 meters are called the safe distance) when coughing and sneezing. Naturally, 2019-nCoV is transmitted, for example, after a person, for example, touches a door handle that has been infected, and then wipes his face.
According to the head of the special commission of the Chinese Ministry of Health, academician Zhong Nanshan, there are studies suggesting the possibility of contracting coronavirus through the conjunctiva of the eye. Ways of infection are not yet fully understood.
The main symptoms are fever, fatigue, dry cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, heart problems or digestion. Each sick person is individual.
Coronavirus test results in China arrive within two hours of analysis.
Recovery is established through two negative coronavirus tests done at least one day apart.
In addition to wearing high-quality masks that tightly cover the nose, and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, you need to wash and change towels at home every day, change bed linen as often as possible, wash and dry clothes at high temperatures.
It is necessary to boil all used dishes for at least 15 minutes.
The premises must be constantly aired – at least twice a half hour per day.
Do not rub eyes with your hands without disinfection, touch the nose, mouth, or face in general.
Garlic and wine do not help against coronavirus.
A vaccine against coronavirus does not yet exist. According to the well-known virologist Alexander Chepurnov , who worked on vaccines against SARS SARS, it will take up to six months to create and test it .
Coronavirus is more sensitive to heat than to cold. At a temperature of 56 ° C, it is destroyed in 30 minutes. At the same time, a person’s stay in a bathhouse or sauna does not guarantee the destruction of the virus – he must be completely “immersed” in the appropriate temperature environment.
It is also sensitive to ultraviolet light, however, ordinary sunlight is not enough – treatment with a special disinfection unit is needed.
At room temperature, the coronavirus can survive on the surface of objects for about half an hour.
2019-nCoV is destroyed by a 75% solution of ethyl alcohol and bleach disinfectants.
It is recommended not to eat raw foods or uncooked foods of animal origin, including eggs, milk and meat. It is necessary to completely eliminate the use of game.
There is no evidence that 2019-nCoV can be transmitted to dogs and cats. However, after a walk, pets are advised to wash properly.
Paradoxically, the main places for the spread of the coronavirus now, academician Zhong Nanshan, has called hospitals where people with ordinary colds or flu are in line with 2019-nCoV carriers. Therefore, the Chinese authorities strongly promote home isolation: they say, wait a couple of days, go to the doctor only if the condition worsens during this time.