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Questions about the new coronavirus


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Q:What kind of virus is coronavirus?

A:It is known that there are six types of viruses that cause fever and upper respiratory symptoms and that can infect humans. Among them are viruses that cause diseases that tend to be more severe, such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The other four viruses account for 10-15% (35% during epidemics) of common colds.

Q:What is the outline of the new coronavirus-associated pneumonia case in Wuhan?

A:A new type of coronavirus-related pneumonia has been reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China since December 1980, and has been reported from China and other countries around the world.

Q:Does the new coronavirus pass from person to person?

A:From the current state of the new coronavirus infection, human-to-human transmission is recognized in China, but the degree of human-to-human transmission is not clear.It is important to take measures against infectious diseases such as cough etiquette and hand washing first, as with colds and flu, without worrying too much.

Q:How long is the incubation period?

A:The incubation period is unknown at present, but it is considered to be up to about 14 days from other coronavirus conditions.

Q:Is there a prevention method?

A:As a general hygiene measure, we ask you to perform cough etiquette and hand washing.

Alcohol for disinfection is effective for disinfecting the skin such as hands, and sodium hypochlorite is effective for disinfecting the surface of objects.

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