What is coronavirus?
• Coronaviruses are viruses that are widespread in nature.
• Because the surface of the virus is raised like a crown, it is called a coronavirus.
• The coronavirus that we are talking about now is a new coronavirus that had never been found in humans body before.
How serious is it?
• There are six types of coronaviruses that human can be infected.
• Out of six, we have seen two of them in the past: SARS in 2003 and; MERS in 2012.
What are the symptoms?
• General symptoms: fever, fatigue, dry cough, and difficulty breathing.
• Severe symptoms: acute respiratory distress syndrome, toxic shock, metabolic acidosis that is difficult to correct, and coagulopathy.
(Most patients are currently mild to moderate are well after treatment.)
• The symptoms appears within 14 days of infection.
Can it be treated?
• Yes. Most patients are currently mild to moderate are well after treatment.
• HOWEVER, no vaccine is currently available.
• There are no special treatments. Treatment are only targeting at symptoms.
How can I prevent myself from getting coronavirus?
• Go out less and don’t go to crowded places.
• Wear a mask. (Recommended grade is N95, but coronavirus is 1/5 the size of the mask holes. You should wear the mask but do not rely on it)
• Wash your hands frequently. When you go out, carry hand sanitizer.
• Avoid direct contact with fresh meat and seafood.
• If you have a cold or fever, or a low fever persists, consult with a doctor immediately. Tell your doctor about your condition in detail.
Who can be infected by coronavirus?
Anyone can be infected but people over the age of 40, and those with lower resistance is at higher risk. Pay attention to your body and stay fit. Be sure to stay warm, eat well, and sleep well. There is no need to panic, but it is necessary to be vigilant. Pay attention to hygiene and preventive measures.
Are you traveling to China?
Our recommendation is to postpone your trip.
Many of the airline companies are giving out refund.
Even if not, your health and your families and friends are more important.
Even so, if you still need to travel to China, or if you are going through a large airport, do the followings.
These are for traceability purpose.
Record your transportation information, such as the number of your flight and your seat, the license plate of the the public transportation (taxi, bus) and the time when you take them.
If you are waiting for the connecting flight in the airport, make note of your waiting area as well.
When you arrive at your final destination, continue keeping notes of all the public transportation you are taking for 14 days.
Keep close look at your health condition after you leave China. It is advisable to segregate yourself for 14 days. If you have to go out, wear mask. Also, keep a brief report of where you have been and who you have met in 14 days.
Another thing that you should do is to check your temperature on a daily basis if you are traveling to or from China. Avoid closed environment and avoid social gatherings as much as possible.
We will up date the information as necessary but we hope the information helps.