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Wuhan Coronavirus. How to protect against it?

By January 24th, 2020 No Comments

Fitgenetix is proud of its large Chinese following and customer base. Given the latest developments about the spread of Wuhan coronavirus. We are curating and publishing up-to-date credible information about the virus in English and in Mandarin. If you have specific questions, please contact support@fitgenetix.com

What is Coronavirus?

The coronavirus family is a large group of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract. Coronaviruses can lead to illnesses like the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and with a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry(Wikipedia)

Early Symptoms

Early symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus include a fever, a dry cough, a sore throat and shortness of breath. Some patients have fluid in the lungs consistent with viral pneumonia.

The virus is more likely to progress into a severe illness among older patients or those with weakened immune systems. According to the CDC, you could be at risk if you have: Fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing, after traveling to Wuhan or having close contact with someone who has traveled to or from Wuhan region. Fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness after having close contact in the past two weeks with someone who’s been confirmed to have the virus.

Prevention

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid contact with people who display symptoms similar to those of pneumonia or the common cold, like coughing or a runny nose.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when possible.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid animals and animal markets.

Stay tuned for further updates!

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