How should I protect myself against the 2019-nCoV epidemic?

If you have not been to China and have not been in close contact with a suspected 2019-nCoV person awaiting test results or a confirmed infection, you can protect yourself from the epidemic by:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after sneezing, coughing, sneezing (without water and soap, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol). Why? Washing your hands with water and soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer will kill the virus if they are on your hands.
  • Maintain a reasonable distance out of the community – Stay at least 1 meter away from people when in contact, especially with people who are coughing, runny nose, and fever. why? When a person is infected with a cough or runny nose virus, they produce viral droplets. If you stand too close, you can inhale these viruses.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. why? Hands may have touched some surfaces containing viruses. When you use an infected person to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, you can transmit viruses from infected surfaces into yourself.
  • If you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, quickly visit medical facilities. Tell your healthcare provider if you've been to 2019-nCoV outbreak areas in China or if you've had close contact with people with respiratory symptoms who have been to China. Why? With the above symptoms, you most likely have respiratory inflammation or other serious illnesses. Respiratory symptoms associated with fever are caused by a variety of causes including 2019-nCoV infection and will depend on your state and travel history.

If you have mild respiratory symptoms and have never been to China during the epidemic period, self-isolate at home when possible and practice hand and respiratory hygiene carefully:

● Cover your nose and mouth with a paper towel when sneezing, coughing, runny nose. Then wash your hands immediately.

● Clean and disinfect frequently the surfaces and objects you frequently touch.

Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung – Director of Share99 Institute for Applied Research and Regenerative Medicine (VIASRM) translates and synthesizes from sources: CDC, WHO, ECDC.


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