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What is CoronaVirus, How does it affect you and what can you do to prevent it?

Posted on01 Feb 2020
Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - How is it transmitted? Routes of transmission have yet to be definitively determined, but human-to-human transmission is confirmed. Singaporeans are advised to remain vigilant and observe good personal hygiene practices.

What are the symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus?
Typical symptoms include:
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
The situation is evolving and many characteristics of the virus and how it may affect people are still unclear.

Recommended Preventive Measures (Summary of the interview)
However, preliminary information suggests that the Wuhan coronavirus has the potential to cause severe disease and death, especially among the elderly and those with underlying health problems or compromised immune systems.
1) "Your face is sacred". Only touch face when your hands are washed clean.
2) Mask - Blue side face out is correct way of wearing.
3) Water alone can kill virus. Yet soap can break down virus cell fast. If you like to use hand sanitizer; it must be alcohol based.
4) Immunity is built over time. No fast track. Build your immunity, it is your first line of defense.**
5) Vaccine may be developed in 3 months, yet only available to public a year as clinical trial must be done.
6) Based on current info, though highly spreadable, fatality is lower than SARS.
7) The transmission rate is faster than SARS