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WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure and transmission of a range of illnesses

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Stitch in time saves nine”

“FOR NOVEL CORONA VIRUS PREVENTION IS BETTER BECAUSE THERE IS NO CURE” A little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up afterward.

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
    • Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Protect yourself and others from getting sick

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During previous outbreaks due to other coronavirus (Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)), human to human transmission occurred through droplets, contact and fomites, suggesting that the transmission mode of the 2019-nCoV can be similar. The basic principles to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections include the following:

• Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.
• Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment.
• Avoiding unprotected contact with farm or wild animals.
• People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover
coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).
• Within healthcare facilities, enhance standard infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, especially in
emergency departments.
WHO does not recommend any specific health measures for travellers. In case of symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel, the travellers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their health care provider. Travel guidance was updated on 24 January.


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Doctor’s advice about Novel Coronavirus:

1. It is pretty large in size (cell is about 400-500nm diameter), so any normal mask (not just the N95 feature) should be able to filter it out. However, when someone who’s infected sneezes in front of you, it will take a great 3 meters (about 10 feet) before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

2. When the virus drops on metal surface, it will live for at least 12 hours. So remember if you come in contact with any metal surface, wash your hands with soap thoroughly.

3. The virus can remain active on fabric for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent should kill the virus. For winter clothing that does not require daily washing, you can put it out under the sun to kill the virus.

About the symptoms of the pneumonia caused by Coronavirus:

1. It will first infect the throat, so the throat will have the dry sore throat feeling which will last for 3 to 4 days

2. Then the virus will blend into the nasal fluid and drips into the trachea and enter the lungs, causing pneumonia. This process will take 5 to 6 days.

3. With pneumonia, comes high fever and difficulty in breathing. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You will feel like you are drowning in water. It’s important to go seek immediate medical attention if you feel like this.

About prevention:

1. The most common way of getting infected is by touching things in public, so you must wash your hands frequently. The virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 mins, but a lot can happen in those 5-10 mins (you can rub your eyes or pick your nose unwittingly).

2. Aside from washing your hands frequently, you can gargle with strong mouthwash to eliminate or minimize the germs while they are still in your throat (before dripping down to your lungs).

Folks, take extra care and drink plenty of water

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One thought on “WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure and transmission of a range of illnesses

  1. Matagal na ang CORONA VIRUS.
    1960’s pa yan na-discover.
    Nakakalat yan.
    Kaya huwag mag panic.
    7 ang HUMAN STRAINS niyan.
    3 ang DEADLY:
    -1st yung SARS,
    -2nd yung MERS, at
    -3rd itong bago kaya NOVEL ang tawag #nCOv.

    NOVEL means BAGO.
    Ang tinamaan sa 3 VIRUS na yan ay MATATANDA, MGA BATA,
    at yung mahina ang resistensiya,
    meaning STRESSED, kulang sa TULOG, di KUMAKAIN NG MAAYOS
    (puro kanin at karne, walang gulay).

    Mahina ang IMMUNE SYSTEM.
    Ang pinakamadaling tamaan ay yung
    Pag tinamaan ka nitong VIRUS na ito,
    ang sapol is your RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
    Kasi diyan dumadaan ang VIRUS.

    7-14 days ang INCUBATION nito.
    So may chance ang katawan mo if you are HEALTHY & FIT na

    Ang TESTING kung may NOVEL CORONA VIRUS ka is sa AUSTRALIA pa.

    Ang VIRUS pag nilalabanan ng katawan mo, ang effect is SAME SA TRANGKASO o FLU.

    Walang gamot sa VIRUS.

    Hindi ANTI-BIOTIC ang ginagamit.
    Kasi pang BACTERIAL INFECTION lang yun.

    Ang pwede mong gawin is MANAGEMENT lang using

    kahit na laban sa FLU,
    Maghugas ng KAMAY lagi.
    Huwag kalikutin ang MATA at ILONG at BIBIG.

    Huwag pumunta sa mga CLINIC at HOSPITAL kung di naman

    Pwede ka gumamit ng MASK.
    Kasi naman, mga tao dito kahit may SIPON at UBO pumapasok pa.

    Next is MATULOG ng MAAGA
    (exercise builds up your IMMUNE SYSTEM).

    Yan kailangan yan whether may NOVEL CORONA VIRUS o wala.
    Mag ingat po tayo.


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