World Health Organisation issues prevention measures on Coronavirus

  • Ankur
  • Monday | 10th February, 2020

Disclaimer: Following points including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.

As the situation is already much tensed, World Health Organisation (WHO) has released information and prevention for the public regarding the coronavirus, which has also been declared as a global health emergency.

More than 900 people have now died in China from the coronavirus that emerged in the central city of Wuhan. At least 25 countries have confirmed cases of coronavirus. Currently, there is no vaccine for coronavirus. It is extremely important to control the spread of this infection with the right prevention steps.

Some of the effective measures explained by WHO

When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw tissue away immediately and wash hands with soap and water. 

Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. It is the most important step for prevention of coronavirus.

Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.

When visiting markets, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

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