The World Health Organization has issued important advice to international travelers on preventing the coronavirus, which is still killing its victims in China. The new Coronavirus was reported in December of 2019 in Wuhan, central China after it spread to a live animal market in the city before the epidemic spread to several parts of the country.
After the disease was discovered in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan, the first infection was reported in the United States last Tuesday, for a 30-year-old man from Wuhan who lives in Seattle, northwestern United States.
The World Health Organization stated that the possibilities and methods of transmission of this virus remain unclear, noting that, based on the information currently available, it does not recommend any restrictions on travel or trade. Watch also: These are some of the diseases that can affect you if you travel by plane for more than 5 hours.
Some countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Arab Emirates, have begun screening travelers on trips from China in general and Wuhan in particular because people who carry the virus will not show any symptoms during the first five days of infection.
The World Health Organization provided a set of tips to travelers to limit the spread of the disease coronavirus:
1 – Avoid contact with anyone who shows symptoms of respiratory diseases such as sneezing and coughing.
2- Avoid close contact with farm animals or wild animals.
3- Keeping washing hands again and again for at least 20 seconds each time.
4- The necessity of providing health practitioners and public health authorities with travelers with information that reduces the risk of developing acute respiratory infections by cooperating with health clinics and travel agencies. See also: Fearing Corona: North Korea intends to close its borders to tourists 5- Self-reporting in case of any ill-feeling.
6- Staying at home in the event of a cold and influenza, while avoiding hugs and kisses in the interest of the health of others.
7- Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash the hand immediately.
8- Constantly cleaning and disinfecting things and surfaces.
9- Avoid meat and egg dishes that are not well cooked.
These guidelines come at a time when the Chinese authorities announced that Corona’s deaths had risen to 17, while confirmed injuries had reached more than 500.
It is expected that the World Health Organization will decide whether the outbreak requires a declaration of a global emergency or not. The currently circulating virus is a new type of coronavirus family that may cause diseases that are harmless to humans, such as the common cold, but they may be a source of deadly diseases such as SARS.