What is Cornavirus?
1.The virus features:
- A new pathogen
- Which is highly contagious and can spread quickly.
COVID-19 is zoonotic virus, meaning it originated from animals.
Early cases are believed to be infected from a zoonotic source.
As of February 25, the animal source has not yet been identified
Be at appear to be the reservoir of COVID-19 VIRUS, but the intermediate host has not yet been identified.
4.Route Of Transmission
The novel coronavirus is transmitted Vis droplets and fomites during close unprotected contact between an infector and infected.
It can be envisaged if certain aerosol- generating procedures are conducted in healthcare facilities.
To date, most of the recorded cases were imported from or had direct links to Wuhan/Hubei.
Community transmission has been very limited. Most locally generated case have been occurred in households.
Everyone is assumed to susceptible
The proportion of truly asymptomatic infections is unclear
Appear to be relatively rare
Incubation period: average 5-6 days, range 1-14 days.
Signs and symptoms: mild respiratory symptoms and fever.
Most people infected with the virus have mild disease and can recover. Individuals at the highest risk for severe disease and death include people aged over 60, and those with underlying conditions.
9.Transmission in closed settings
In prisons and hospitals.
The closed proximity and contact among people in these settings and the potential for environmental contamination are important factors.
10.For the public
Outbreak can be managed with the right response.
Frequently wash hands and always cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
Continually update yourself on COVID-19 and its signs and symptoms/
Be prepared to actively support a response to COVID-19.
Adopt stringent’ social distancing’ practices.
Help the high-risk elderly population.
11.The China Response
Extremely proactive surveillance to immediately detect cases.
Very rapid diagnosis and immediate case isolation.
Rigorous tracking and quarantine of close contacts.
An exceptionally high degree of population understanding and acceptance of there measures