This time the virus is suspected to have its origin at the Seafood Market in Wuhan where they sell fish as well as meats from other animals including bats and snakes.
The signs of infection are: fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Incubation can take up to 14 days.
There is no medical cure against viruses but there is prevention, the best weapon available. As we are writing, there have been 9,692 cases
reported worldwide and 213 deaths in China.
You can do your little bit to help contain it!
WHAT YOU MUST DO!
Help prevent a coronavirus infection, do what you do to avoid the common cold:
The treatment is the same as for a cold:
While a new “flu shot” is being studied and eventually made available to include this particular strain, China is locking out towns and cities to help prevent the spread.
Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza viruses. Because the influenza virus changes rapidly, new versions of the vaccines are developed twice a year. People aged 65 and over as well as babies and children are the most vulnerable. In the extreme cases, from fever the symptoms can extend to breathing difficulty, impaired liver and kidney function, kidney failure, severe cough and pneumonia.
It is never too late to get the flu vaccine even if at present it it may be ineffective against this latest strain. In Spain there are a few different vaccines, but the most common is Mutagrip or Vaxigrip.
Getting yourself vaccinated may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.
The vaccine may not work if you had been exposed to a flu virus shortly before getting jab or during the period that it takes the body to gain protection after getting vaccinated.