COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Checklist
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) COVID-19 has been all over the news and scared everyone the speed it is moving around the World.
This evening the World Heath Organization has announced public health emergency of international concern—only the sixth time such an emergency has been declared.
So what is Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)? A respiratory sickness not previously seen in humans.
If you develop a temperature, breathing difficulties after returning from a trip to Wuhan, China DO NOT leave your home before receiving advice from a doctor.
It is still unknown how exactly coronavirus spreads from person to person, but other similar viruses spread by cough droplets.
Using advice given out by the the World Health Organization WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure and protect others from getting sick we have created a checklist.
Why is it called the 2019-nCoV?
This is a temporary name given to the virus by the World Health Organisation.
“2019” year discovered
“n” denote new or novel
“CoV” for coronavirus.
The final name of the disease will be provided by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
UPDATE: 11th Feb 2020 – WHO announce the formal name for the virus.
“We now have a name for the #2019nCoV disease: COVID-19.
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Symptoms
Symptoms usually include:
- Feeling tired
- Difficulty breathing
- High temperature
- Cough and or a sore throat
Reduce Exposure and Transmission
UPDATE: 26th Feb 2020 Self quarantine so that you don’t infect others if you have been away in a high risk area.
Non essential travel to Italy 10 small towns in Lombardy. (Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano) and one in Veneto (Vo’ Euganeo), which have been isolated by the Italian authorities due to an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional Information 2019-nCoV
The World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Novel coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus