Excerpt: The human coronavirus is commonly spread through respiratory droplets in the air from a sick person, close personal contact, or by touching a surface with the virus on it. You can take steps to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the virus by washing your hands often, not touching your face, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, avoiding close contact with sick people, and practicing good respiratory hygiene. 4. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing - If you are about to cough or sneeze, you should cover your face - and therefore your mouth and nose - with a disposable handkerchief or, at most, with your elbow However, it is not recommended to cover your mouth and nose with your hands, as they could contaminate objects, or people, with whom you come into contact.
And while the flu shot won’t protect against coronavirus—and there’s no vaccine for the new virus yet—experts are still recommending that people get vaccinated against influenza if they haven’t yet, since the likelihood of getting the flu in the U.S. is far higher than contracting coronavirus.

The CDC has labeled every country as having “widespread ongoing transmission.” If you book a vacation, you’ll expose yourself to crowds in the airport, come in close contact with other people in the airplane, and be forced to use public transportation at your destination.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection amongst TB and HIV patients, we will need to see innovative changes to the ways in which healthcare is provided: this includes decentralised IPUTOK MO and outpatient treatment; access to treatment through community and ‘physically distant’ models of care; and follow up of patients through telemedicine and the use of web apps.

The novel coronavirus has upended all of our lives, and lockdown measures have made healthy habits harder than ever to maintain thanks to reduced access to many of the pillars of wellbeing: fresh food, the gym and spending time with family and friends.
The CDC says that your odds for picking up the virus go up if you are anywhere within a six-foot radius of an infected person for a prolonged period of time.” But new research from China estimates that the distance could be up to 4.5 meters, or more than 14 feet.

The flu causes more than 12,000 deaths a year in the U.S. An annual vaccine is the most effective way to prevent flu, but there are other strategies to prevent it. So far, there’s no vaccine against the new coronavirus, but some of the same strategies to prevent flu can also protect against coronavirus.
After returning to Hong Kong, consult a doctor promptly if experiencing a fever or other symptoms, take the initiative to inform the doctor of any recent travel history and any exposure to animals, and wear a surgical mask to help prevent spread of the disease.
One key that epidemiologists agree will be needed is far more extensive testing to identify who has already been infected and when people become sick so they can be isolated and others who have come in contact with them can be tracked down and monitored.

Since one of the ways the novel coronavirus can be transmitted is by touching your face after touching contaminated surfaces or sick people, it is essential to clean your hands regularly with an alcohol.-based hand rub or to wash them with soap and water.
Less research has been conducted looking at the spread of disease on buses, but one study in BMC Infectious Diseases in 2011 found that bus or tram use was associated with an almost six-fold increased risk of developing an influenza-like infection during flu season.

With over 80,000 cases in China, over 3,000 of which have proved fatal, outbreaks of the virus have since been confirmed in Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. A respiratory infection similar to SARS, the nature of the coronavirus means it has the potential to spread far and wide, and quickly.

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