9 Facts You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

Authors: Go Chengdu

2020-02-04

The National Health Commission has published 9 facts about the novel coronavirus.
According to the 4th trial plan for the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, issued by the National Health Commission , there are 9 facts you need to know about the novel coronavirus. Please check the facts below.
  1. The novel coronavirus is sensitive to heat and the ultraviolet ray.
  2. The virus can be inactivated by heating at 56℃ form 30 minutes; or by fatsolvent like diethyl ether, 75% ethyl alcohol, chlorine containing disinfectant, peracetic acid and chloroform.
  3. The main source of the infection we know for now is people infected with the virus.
  4. The novel coronavirus spreads mainly through oral secretions, but also touch.
  5. People of all ages are susceptible to the virus.
Senior people and those with underlying diseases will have serious conditions once infected. There are also cases of children and infants.
  1. The incubation period may last about 3-7 days, but no longer than 14 days.
  2. Major symptoms include fever, fatigue, dry cough.
Some have nasal congestion, running nose, and diarrhea. Some Severe and critical cases have mild fever or no fever.
  1. # Positive Prognosis #
Children have relatively mild symptoms.
Death occurs mainly in the elderly and those with chronical underlying disease infected with the virus.
  1. # Standard for quarantine and hospital release #
Normal body temperature for 3 days, obvious improvement in respiratory symptoms, tested negative for the virus twice in a row.
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