2019 Coronavirus

2019 Coronavirus
Should You Be Worried About the Coronavirus outbreak?

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus was first identified in the 1960s, but we do not know where they come from. They get their name from their crown-like shape. Coronavirus can infect both animals and humans but rarely.

Most coronaviruses spread the same way through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched.

Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life and most likely a young child. In the United Stated, coronavirus is more common in fall and winter, but anyone can get infected by coronavirus infection at any time.  

 Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms are similar to upper respiratory infection, including runny nose, coughing, and sore throat and sometimes fever. In most cases, you would not know whether you have a coronavirus or different cold-causing virus, such as rhinovirus.

Symptoms may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • The general feeling of being unwell

Coronavirus sometimes can cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. This is more common in people with cardiopulmonary disease, people with weak immune systems, infants and older adults.

There are two types of masks that you can use, which are N95 and a surgical mask. The price for N95 is RM 100 per box, while the surgical mask is RM 10 per box.

How to protect yourself from coronavirus?

Maybe you can follow these WUHAN steps as a prevention step:

W – Washing hand regularly and maintain good hygiene.

Maintaining good hygiene will ensure good health especially during this outbreak. Always wash your hand and bring sanitizer tissue whenever you go. 

U - Use the right mask and wear it properly.

Choose your mask wisely and wear it properly to avoid getting infected by the virus.

H - Have a regular medical check-up if you experience fever or flu-like symptoms.

If you ever feel any of the symptoms, went for a check-up immediately to prevent getting infected. Take immediate action to avoid getting worse.

A - Avoiding contact with animals

If you have any pet animals, make sure to wash your hand after play with them. Do not ever touch any stray animals in order to avoid getting infected.

N - Never touch your face with an unclean hand.

Always wash your hand after doing anything specific when you want to touch your face. Touching your face with unclean hands will most likely getting infected.

Thus, follow all the rules to avoid form getting infected and if any symptoms persist, take immediate action.

It is safe to travel during coronavirus outbreak?

It is considered safe to travel during coronavirus outbreak because the risk of acquiring this infection is remarkably low. It is safe to travel outside Hubei and outside of China. If you are travel other than China, your risk of getting infected is close to zero percent. 
You need to be well-informed on this matter especially if you want to travel. If some countries that you wanted to go show the same symptoms, recommendations and warnings will be announced. That’s a key point as well. 
There may have some question arise whether getting infected from traveler during traveling.
Well, the risk of you getting infected is extremely low, but the risk will go higher if you are in close proximity to the infected person. It means that, people who sit next to an infected person, about two meters, one or two rows behind. Within that radius, there is a possibility of putting certain people at risk.
If the person getting very mild symptoms, it is most likely someone within that radius of getting infected is really low. As well as people who are farther away from that person. The people at greatest risk are the people who are sitting next to an infected person yet, it is still relatively low of getting the infection.
Hence, plan traveling wisely and consider all the precautions that have been made.

When you wear your mask, the blue color is outside, whereas white is inside. Make sure to wear it properly or else you might get infected by the virus.

sources: WHO, CDC, WebMD and vox