Coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in United States
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, it has now spread to a number of countries around the world. Death toll rises to nine in U.S., coronavirus spreads increasingly severe. US officials said on Tuesday that two people who died in the Seattle area last week were also infected with the coronavirus. This suggests that the virus was spreading in that area several days before health officials had known it before. So far, nine deaths form coronavirus infections have occurred in the United States, all of them near Seattle, Washington DC.
Facing such increasingly severe virus situation in the United States, Donald Trump said that he is considering further tightening restrictions on international travel, but domestic travel will not be affected. The United States has previously imposed restrictions on travelers from China, barring everyone from travelling to Iran, and warning Americans not to travel to Italy and parts of South Korea. At the same time, Vice President Mike Pence said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lifted all restrictions on the detection of coronavirus and will issue a new version of the guidelines for rapid testing of patients who are concerned about their infection, even if their symptoms are mild.
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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses, some of which cause disease in humans, while others spread between animals, including camels, cats, and bats. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can infect humans exposed to infected animals and then spread among humans, such as in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus The situation seen in the virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, SARS-CoV) may also be the case with COVID-19. This interim guide will help prevent the virus from spreading to people in homes and other residential communities.
Prevention & Treatment
Except for medical treatment, please stay at home
In addition to seeing a doctor, you should restrict travel. Do not go to work, school or public places. Avoid public transportation, carpooling, or taxis.
Isolate yourself from other people and animals in the home
Patient: Whenever you are at home, you should stay in a specific room and be isolated from others in the family. Also, if possible, you should use a separate toilet.
Animals: Do not touch pets or other animals when you get sick
Make phone call before visiting doctor
Before you make an appointment, call your medical staff and tell them that you have COVID-19 or a suspected infection. This will help clinic staff take steps to prevent others from becoming infected or exposed.
Wear a mask when you approach other people (such as in the same room or in the same car) or pets, or before entering a clinic or hospital. If you cannot wear a mask for some reason, such as being unable to breathe, those who live with, you should avoid them living with you. Masks must be worn once they enter your room.
Cover mouth when having coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used paper towels in trash cans with plastic bags; wash hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or immediately disinfect hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% to 95% alcohol and disinfect, apply the liquid to all hands and rub until the hands are dry. If your hands are dirty, wash with soap and water.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% to 95% alcohol. If your hands are dirty, wash with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your unwashed hands.
Avoid sharing personal items
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, cutlery, towels or bedding with other people or pets in the home. Once used, these items should be thoroughly washed with soap and water.
Clean all high frequency contact surfaces every day
High-frequency contact surfaces include counters, tabletops, door handles, toilet utensils, toilets, mobile phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids. Use household cleaning spray or wipes according to label instructions. The label contains instructions for the safe and effective use of cleaning products, including precautions you should take when using the product, such as wearing gloves, and ensuring good ventilation during use of the product.
Monitor your symptoms
If your condition worsens (such as difficulty breathing), seek medical attention immediately. Before seeing your doctor, call your medical staff and tell them that you have COVID-19 or are suspected of being infected. Wear a mask before entering the clinic or hospital. This will help clinic staff take steps to prevent other people in the clinic or waiting room from becoming infected or exposed. Ask your medical staff to call your local or state health department. People who have been monitored or provided self-monitoring should follow the instructions of the local health department or occupational health professional as appropriate.
If you have an emergency medical condition and need to call 911, please notify the dispatcher that you are infected or suspected of being infected with COVID-19. If possible, put on a mask before emergency medical services arrive.
Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 infection should continue to be quarantined at home until the risk of secondary transmission to others is considered to be reduced. Consult physicians, state and local health authorities on a case-by-case basis to make a decision to end family isolation measures.