In light of the panic over the spread of the Corona virus in the world and its hundreds of cases in China, how can we prevent these viruses and what are the ways we can take to strengthen the immunity.
Dr. Magdy Badran, a member of the Egyptian Society for Allergy and Immunology, explained that corona viruses are a large group of viruses that cause diseases ranging from common cold to more severe diseases such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome and the new acute respiratory syndrome. Corona viruses are animal viruses The source, meaning that it is transmitted between animals and humans.
Many known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans, and there may be limited transmission from one person to another, possibly between families, but it is clear at this time that there is no continuous transmission from one person to another.
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As for the methods of infection, a member of the Egyptian Society for Allergy and Immunology indicated that many patients who had contracted pneumonia in Wuhan have some connection with the seafood and animal market, which indicates the possibility of the virus spreading from animals to humans. However, some patients have not been exposed to animal markets, which indicates the possibility of some limited spread from person to person.
Therefore, Dr. Magdi Badran stressed the importance of travelers from Wuhan city in the state of China being examined and avoiding dealing with live or dead animals, away from animal markets, and animal-derived products, especially uncooked meat, in addition to avoiding contact with patients and washing hands for 20 seconds. At least with water constantly, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.