Wuhan epidemic

Wuhan epidemic

Coronavirus is a large class of viruses widely existing in nature. It is named because it looks like a crown under an electron microscope. The new type of coronavirus is a coronavirus that has never been found in humans before. This is the cause of Wuhan pneumonia. Outbreak of the new coronavirus 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) named the virus 2019-nCoV.

Route of transmission
First, the new 2019 coronavirus that triggered the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic may be transmitted from animals to humans. At the same time, Chinese officials have pointed out that the virus that caused the outbreak may have "limited human-to-human transmission", which means that it is more likely to be in close contact with the infected patient within 1 meter for up to 10 minutes.

Subsequently, the World Health Organization (WHO), due to the rapid increase in reported cases recently, changed from the original "limited human-to-human transmission" to a "sustainable human-to-human transmission." According to the analysis of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is certain that there is "droplet transmission" of the new coronavirus in 2019, and it is almost certain that there is "contact transmission", but it is not yet determined whether there is air transmission.

Onset latency and symptoms
The incubation period is the time that elapses after exposure to the virus and before symptoms and signs become apparent. According to official information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and China, the incubation period for new-type coronavirus infections in 2019 is 2 to 12 days (average 7 days). Health monitoring, if 14 days have passed without the disease, it can be determined that the person is not infected.

The current symptoms of the 2019 new coronavirus vary in severity. Common clinical manifestations are fever and fever, weakness in the limbs, respiratory symptoms are mainly dry cough, and some people may have difficulty breathing. The above symptoms are similar to influenza, and they all have flu-like symptoms. However, if the flu-like symptoms are accompanied by a fever, it is a warning sign, because adults are not very likely to have a fever due to the illness. If there are related symptoms and fever, you should Put on a mask to see a doctor as soon as possible, and remember to inform the doctor of related travel history, occupation, contact history, and group situation for the doctor's exact diagnosis.

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