Coronavirus is a droplet infection. It is important that the person who’s sick with a cough, runny nose and fever wears a mask (e.g., wear a facemask upon entry to contain cough, follow triage procedures).
Health care personnel should also wear appropriate PPE ( personal protective equipment mask gloves etc to minimize contamination.
The side of the mask that has a stiff bendable edge is the top and is meant to mold to the shape of your nose. The colored side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you, while the white side touches your face.
CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the People’s Republic of China (this does not include the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, or the island of Taiwan)
Dr. Jyoti Kini is quoted saying:
“For travelers coming in from China first, watch for any changes in your health for 14 days after leaving China. If you get a fever or develop a cough or difficulty breathing during this 14-day period, avoid contact with others. Call your doctor or healthcare provider to tell them about your symptoms and your recent travel.”
CDC.org would be the best resource at this time as things are evolving.
MYTH: The coronavirus is new.
FACTS: While this strain of virus — 2019-nCoV — is new, it comes from an ancient family of coronaviruses that were first identified in the 1960s.
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