United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) made recommendations on basic rules to reduce the chances of anyone getting infected with the coronavirus. Pneumonia can be fatal.

By following some simple, everyday rules of hygiene and food safety – even if it could not be completely ruled out – can significantly reduce the chances of catching the coronavirus, which keeps the world's health authorities on standby.

WHO published the following recommendations:

🤲Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
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.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

  • fever
  • cough
  • breathing difficulties
  • patients often feel depressed

The diagnosis at home is difficult, since a cold or flu infection starts quite the same way.

It is important to know that the new type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is contagious even during the incubation period, which means that even someone who has not had any symptoms can pass on the virus to those close to them.

According to World Health Organization experts, the epidemic is a major emergency in China, but there is no global health emergency. Suspicious patients have already appeared in the United States and Europe. The Hungarian Chief Medical Officer does not know about any Hungarian victim.

Source: hvg.hu