|Country||Number Of Infected||Number Of Dead|
|United States of America||1459684||86970|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||233151||33614|
|Iran (Islamic Republic of)||116635||6902|
|United Arab Emirates||21084||208|
|Korea, Republic of||11018||260|
|Moldova, Republic of||5553||194|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2236||128|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the||1298||50|
|Tanzania, United Republic of||509||21|
|Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)||455||10|
|Taiwan, Province of China||440||7|
|Palestine, State of||375||2|
|Isle of Man||332||23|
|Sao Tome and Principe||235||7|
|Central African Republic||143||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago||116||8|
|Sint Maarten (Dutch part)||76||15|
|Syrian Arab Republic||48||3|
|Saint Martin (French part)||39||3|
|Antigua and Barbuda||25||3|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||19||0|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||17||0|
|Virgin Islands (U.S.)||17||0|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||15||0|
|Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||13||0|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||12||1|
|Virgin Islands (British)||8||1|
|Papua New Guinea||8||0|
|Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba||6||0|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||1||0|
Every day there is a lot of different information, as well as questions related to the Chinese virus, which is rapidly spreading on our planet.
In today's article, we will analyze the most popular questions about coronavirus.
It is believed that the source of the disease is animals on the market in Wuhan, China. It is assumed that people became infected by contact with live animals, which are also sold on the market. It is not clear from which animal this disease can arise.
The new coronavirus causes acute respiratory disease - viral pneumonia. Common symptoms of viruses or classic respiratory diseases such as influenza are manifested - temperatures above 38 ° C, cough, rhinitis, muscle pain, joint pain, shortness of breath. On closer examination, radiological findings show symptoms of pneumonia. The incubation period of this type of coronavirus is reported to be 2 to 14 days, with an average of 6 days.
COVID-19 is a viral disease and is classified as a drip infection. Antibiotics against this virus do not work. A proven vaccine does not yet exist. Treatment is symptomatic. People infected with the new coronavirus receive supportive therapy to relieve the symptoms of the infection. Usually available drugs are used for supportive treatment. The treatment is individual and based on the patient's specific symptoms. Most people who become infected have a mild illness and are recovering. It is noted that the more severe course of the disease is recorded in the elderly, people with impaired immunity and in the population with chronic diseases associated with viral infections.
Specifically, people can get infected with people who have had a coronavirus confirmed. The disease is transmitted by small drops from the nose or mouth when the infected person coughs or exhales.
Thus, the main mode of transmission is the drops released during coughing by a person. The possibility of the transmission of the disease from a person who has not yet shown symptoms of infection is not excluded. If you have not been to countries where COVID-19 has been detected, have not communicated with people who have visited COVID-19 outbreaks and who are suspected of being infected with the virus, but are experiencing poor health (fever, headache, cough, etc.) it is worth panicking, as similar symptoms can be the cause of flu and other acute respiratory diseases. In this case, it is important to contact your doctor.
Flu vaccination is appropriate because it protects against influenza for a long season. If a person becomes ill from a coronavirus infection, another co-occurring disease creates a high risk of complications for the patient.
We recommend that the public take precautionary measures that are effective for drip infections (including COVID-19):
Stay on top of business travel information and recommendations.
Make sure your workplace is clean and hygienic - regularly clean surfaces (tables, chairs) and objects (phones, keyboards) with disinfectants. Remind everyone to wash their hands thoroughly and regularly with warm soapy water, use proper disinfection and keep a respiratory mark. As a precautionary measure, observe the general hygiene rules listed in the previous question.
Previous studies have shown that coronaviruses can persist on the surface for several hours to several days.
It depends on several conditions - temperature, humidity, type of surface and the like. As a precaution, clean the surfaces that surround you with disinfectants more often.
Any trip to the affected areas is at risk, so we recommend that you take a trip.
The use of a protective mask or respirator is important for a sick person with a respiratory disease or for a healthy person near a person with a respiratory disease.
As coronavirus spreads around the world, it is widely believed that warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak. Is it true?
US President Donald Trump said that the problem with coronavirus will be resolved by April. In Southeast Asia, and more precisely in Indonesia, officials recognized the warm climate as an ally, because not a single case was diagnosed.
Nevertheless, experts on infectious diseases say that it is not clear whether factors causing the deactivation of other viruses in the summer months can affect the coronavirus in this way. And even if the spread of the virus slows with an increase in temperature, this does not mean that it will disappear forever.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colds are most common in winter and spring. Flu activity peaks between December and February. COVID-19 seems to be transmitted in the same way as the flu and the common cold: in close contact with infected people, by drip, when the infected person sneezes or coughs.
There are many reasons why the activity of influenza and the common cold decreases in the summer, but one of the main reasons is that warm and humid weather can prevent the spread of viruses.
Higher temperatures result in faster degradation of the virus.
Human activities also change during the summer months. In summer, people spend less time in a room where they are in close contact with each other, which contributes to the spread of the virus.
Health experts believe it is too early to talk about whether warm weather will affect the spread of the virus.
Comparison with two other deadly members of the coronavirus family, SARS and MERS, can help scientists understand how COVID-19 can function in hot weather. Earlier outbreaks of coronavirus, SARS, and MERS did not in fact show clear evidence that they are seasonal.
The outbreak of SARS ended in July, but then the weather was not uniform.
Although the largest concentrations of coronavirus are located above the equator: in mainland China, South Korea, Italy and Iran, the virus has now spread to all continents except Antarctica. This applies to countries such as Brazil and Australia in the southern hemisphere.
Experts warn that even if seasonal changes in the northern hemisphere lead to a reduction in the number of cases, this may mean that other places are becoming more susceptible to the spread of the epidemic.
Even if COVID-19 disappears in the summer, it may return again in the fall if medical professionals are not ready to take the epidemic under control.
There is a risk that COVID-19 could become a seasonal virus without coordinated global public health measures.
You should not rely on high temperatures in summer. Infected people should be helped and a well-balanced policy should be pursued to reduce the number of infected people, protect health workers and improve the diagnosis and treatment of those who become ill.