Coronavirus – Latest Updates

Coronavirus. The 2020 World Menace.

Q: What is the Covid-19?

The New Coronavirus found in Wu-Han China is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. It is called (COVID-19)and it has nothing to do with the similar viruses that cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Q: What is the origin of this Coronavirus?

A: Still unknown, but probably it came out from low hygiene wet markets in some chinese cities.

Q: How does it spread?

A: The new coronavirus seems to be spreading from person-to-person.

Q: Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis in consultation with doctors, infection prevention and control experts, and public health officials and involves considering specifics of each situation including disease severity, illness signs and symptoms, and results of laboratory testing for that patient.

Q: Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

A: Quarantine means the separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed illness (symptoms) from others who have not been exposed in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease. Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days from the last date of exposure because 14 days is the longest incubation period seen for similar coronaviruses. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others because the have not developed illness during the incubation period.




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