what is prevention and cure on Coronavirus as per WHO

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what is prevention and cure on Coronavirus as per WHO
Spread of new epidemics is always dreadful. A new member of the Coronavirus family, 2019-nCoV has alarmed the whole world. Here are the best practices recommended by the WHO for the prevention and cure of 2019-nCoV.

How to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection

Clean your hands thoroughly for about 20 seconds with soap and water. Alcohol based hand rub can also work well. While coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with tissue and discard it immediately after. Do not stay in close proximity to people infected with cold or flu-like illnesses. Before consuming eggs or meat, cook them thoroughly. Do not have any unprotected contact with farm animals or wild animals.

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How to protect yourself and others from getting infected

Wash your hands thoroughly after coughing or sneezing. Exercise care while taking care of the affected. Before, during and after preparing your food, wash your hands. Before eating, after using the toilet, when your hands get dirty and after handling animals or animal waste, it is essential to wash your hands thoroughly.

Prevent yourself from getting sick

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Do not have any unprotected contact with affected people. It is risky to touch the affected people’s nose, eyes or mouth. Never touch farm animals or wild animals.

Food safety measures

x`For raw meat and cooked foods, use different chopping boards and knives. Between handling raw foods and cooked foods, wash your hands thoroughly.

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Food safety measures

Never consume dead or sick animals that are suspected to have contracted the disease causing germs. If food safety practices are followed properly, meat foods can be consumed safely even in areas where the outbreak is experienced. To achieve this end, meat must be thoroughly cooked and handled properly while food is cooked.

How to stay healthy while shopping in wet markets

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After touching animals and animal products, wash your hands thoroughly. Never touch eyes, mouth and nose. Never get in contact with spoiled meat or sick animals. Stay far from stray animals, fluids in the market and animal waste.

What safety measures to practice while working in wet markets

After touching animals and animal products, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. At least a few times in a day, disinfect the equipment and working area. When you handle animal products and animals, wear gloves and gowns to protect yourself. Never underestimate the importance of facial mask. Remove the protective clothing immediately after work and wash them thoroughly, it is good to leave them in the work site. Never expose the family members to soiled clothing and shoes especially those that are used in the workplace in the wet markets.

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Safety measures while travelling

Avoid travelling while having fever and cough. If you need to travel, use a face mask and avoid contact with people on the move. Discard your one-time use mask and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the mask. Avoid contact with animals and animal products while travelling.


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