During the past few weeks, the world has been in a frenzy due to the new coronavirus, otherwise known as the Wuhan coronavirus. It is important to understand that there isn’t just one type of coronavirus. In fact, there are quite a few of them, and most aren’t fatal, they just have symptoms that are similar to having the flu. This virus has also been around for more than half a century, but in two particular cases, it somehow managed to mutate into deadly ones known as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.) The most recent coronavirus, which has proven to be deadly again, is the 2019-nCoV or 2019 novel coronavirus, which is the Wuhan coronavirus as mentioned earlier. Since first appearing sometime in early January, there have already been over 50 deaths, and sadly, the death toll is rising.
WHO, or World Health Organization, has yet to call the Wuhan coronavirus an epidemic, but every day that passes, it seems that that day is sadly imminent. Unfortunately, the coronavirus has no vaccine and no exact treatment, which makes the chances of contracting it that much scarier. Plus the fact that it’s so quick to be transmitted makes it even more worrisome. People have been warned about the dangers of the disease, but they also need to know what to do if they begin showing symptoms of this fast-growing and deadly disease. If you’d like to know what you can do to help stop the spread of this disease, as well as what treatment you can do upon contraction, here are prevention and treatments that you can do to stop the coronavirus.
Preventions Against Coronavirus:
1. Vigilant Hand Washing
Oftentimes, people take for granted just how effective hand washing can be. But what they also need to know is that there is a proper way to wash hands too. Coronavirus can infect people through any of their mucous membranes, which means that it’s easily transmitted through the nose, eyes, mouth and other mucous membranes in the body. This means that someone who is infected can contaminate others through touching, sneezing, coughing, or leaving the virus on objects that they come into contact with. So one of the most effective ways is to be vigilant with hand washing it to make sure that they thoroughly wet, lather and scrub their hands for at least 20 seconds. They should also make sure that they clean underneath their nails and in between the fingers too, and wash all throughout the day, especially after being in a public place.