By now, you should have probably heard a lot about Wuhan Virus (武漢肺炎) or Coronavirus (冠狀病毒) over the news.
You may be wondering what exactly it is and how much would it affect China and its neighboring countries, for instance: Singapore, and how can we prevent it as an individuals.
First of all, let's take a look at the map below screenshot from Google Map & BBC (CN):
Wuhan the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, it has a population of 8.3 millions. It locates in the middle of the major cities around such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Hong Kong which makes it easier to spread the virus around.
*The latest news update about on 26th Jan 2020, 5pm from BBC News(CN) has confirmed that there are 1975 cases of infected individuals, 324 of them are serious infected and 56 of them had passed away in China over 30 Provinces.
As for Singapore, the latest updates on 26th Jan 2020, according to ZaoBao & The Straits Time there are total of 92 suspected case which 4 tested positive, 46 tested negative and the other 42 is pending on status.
The 4th person is a 36 year-old male from Wuhan together with his other 5 friends, staying in Village Hotel Sentosa.
Is Wuhan virus deadly?
– Up till now, there's no known cure or treatment to this.
– Most of the infected individuals who have died are elderly and those with other medical conditions.
– Experts says Wuhan Virus is not as strong as SARS.
Check if you have any signs from below:
– Gastrointestinal symptoms
– Breathing difficulties (Usually happens at the later stage)
The incubation period of the Wuhan virus is about 14 days, if you have any of the signs above, you may want to wear a mask and monitor yourself, go to the nearest hospital for a check up if necessary
How can we help to guard against the virus?
– Frequently wash our hands with soap
– Avoid contacting with people who have flu-like symptoms
– Wear a mask surgical mask instead of N95 and covered your nose
– Avoid unnecessary travel to Wuhan and its nearby cities
Who needs to wear a mask?
– According to National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), there is NO NEED to wear mask if you are normal and well
– Govt has also emphasize that there will be enough mask for everyone who needs it
BBC News (CN)
The Straits Time
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