Regarding the current outbreak of novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
Guidelines for preventing corona virus 2019 (2019-nCoV)
1. Precautions for close contacts
If you have been in close contact with a suspect who is awaiting test results or is infected with 2019-nCoV, you need to:
Keep track of your health starting from the date of first close contact with the sick person, continuously for 14 days from the last close contact. Watch for the following signs and symptoms:
Fever Measure body temperature twice a day.
Shortness of breath.
Initial symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea / vomiting and runny nose.
If you have a fever or any of these symptoms, call your health care provider right away.
Before you go to the doctor, make sure you tell your health care provider that you have been in close contact with a suspect who is awaiting test results or infected with corona virus. This will help the health care provider prepare in advance to avoid infecting others.
2. Preventing suspects who are waiting for test results or infected with 2019-nCoV, do not require hospitalization and can be cared for at home
Doctors and public health workers will evaluate whether you can be cared for at home. If placed at home isolation, staff from local or provincial / city health departments will monitor your health status. You need to follow the precautions below until your health care provider confirms that you can return to normal activities.
Stay home unless you have to go to the doctor
You should only operate indoors, unless you are seeking medical attention. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis.
2.1. Avoid contact with other family members
As much as possible, you should stay in a separate room, separate from other family members. In addition, you should use a private bathroom if possible.
2.2. Call before going to the doctor
Before going to the clinic, call the health facility to say that you are infected or suspected of 2019-nCoV infection. This will help the health care provider prepare in advance to avoid infecting others.
2.3. Wear the mask
You need to wear a mask when you are in the same room as others and when you go for medical treatment. If for reasons of force majeure that you cannot wear a mask, make sure that your family members wear a mask when sharing a room with you.
2.4. Cover your cough and sneeze
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissue in a plastic-lined garbage container and wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a content of at least 60%. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
2.6. Avoid sharing household items
Do not share dishes, glasses, glasses, eating utensils, towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, cushions or other items with other people in the house. Wash these items thoroughly with soap and water after use.
2.7. Keep track of your symptoms
Notify health care immediately if your illness worsens (for example, difficulty breathing). Before going to the clinic, call the health facility to say that you are infected or suspected of 2019-nCoV infection. This will help the health care provider prepare in advance to avoid infecting others.
WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this .
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