Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses that can cause diseases of the upper respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract in humans and some animals. Corona virus is usually transmitted through direct contact with respiratory secretions of an infected person. The disease usually occurs in winter and early spring. In humans, coronaviruses can cause mild illness ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). . The new strain of corona virus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
So to reduce the risk of disease, experts recommend:
Limit direct contact with people with acute respiratory infections; When necessary contact with sick people must wear a medical mask properly and keep a distance when exposed.
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On January 20, China announced that it had recorded 1 more cases of pneumonia caused by corona virus and 139 people died. However, researchers believe that the number of infected people may be many times higher than published figures.
Previously, Japan and Thailand confirmed cases of corona virus infection from Wuhan. Health authorities across Asia are trying to take a variety of measures to prevent the spread of pneumonia caused by this virus strain.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the risk of a larger-scale outbreak in the context of the 2020 Lunar New Year, when more than 1 billion Chinese people travel abroad.
People who have returned from Wuhan city, Hubei province, China or had close contact with a person with pneumonia in Wuhan city within 14 days if they have signs of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, need to go to the hospital immediately. nearest medical facility for timely consultation, examination and treatment.
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On January 14, 01, Vietnam’s infectious disease surveillance system detected 2020 cases (Chinese nationals, residing in Wuhan city entering Vietnam) with fever at the National Airport. Da Nang medical center through a remote body temperature meter and has been isolated and closely monitored. Samples were taken and sent to Pasteur Institute Nha Trang for testing to determine the causative agent; make a list of close contacts for health monitoring; The Ministry of Health organized a working delegation to work with the Da Nang Steering Committee for Epidemic Prevention and Control to strengthen the direction of disease prevention and control.
Need to cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, preferably with a cloth or handkerchief to reduce the spread of respiratory secretions.
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Currently, Vietnam has not recorded any cases of the disease, but the risk of the disease being transmitted to Vietnam is entirely possible because our country has great trade and tourism exchanges with China. The Ministry of Health continues to organize delegations of the Ministry of Health to inspect disease prevention and control in localities with large border gates bordering China in January and February 1. The Ministry of Health has directed localities to proactively implement measures to prevent and control infectious diseases and be ready to collect, treat and manage disease cases as soon as they are detected.
Limit close contact with animal or wildlife farms.
According to the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China has recorded cases of acute pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus. The first case of the disease started on 12/12/2019, as of January 13, 01, 2020 cases have been recorded, 59 severe cases, 07 death case, 01 cases fully recovered. , other patients are in stable condition and no case of infected medical staff has been recorded. There is currently no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission. Since January 02, 13, Wuhan City has not recorded any new cases. The case of death is a 01-year-old male, who frequented the Huanan market in Wuhan city (where many cases have been recorded) and had a history of abdominal tumors and chronic liver disease. On January 2020, 61, China identified a new strain of virus belonging to the coronavirus family, 09 cases tested positive for nCoV (including deaths).
Keep your body warm, keep personal hygiene, wash your hands often with soap, gargle with antiseptic water to prevent pneumonia.