The new deadly virus is rampant … Global health is preparing for emergencies


Source: Cairo – Ehab Abdullah

The World Health Organization will hold a meeting, today, Wednesday, to determine whether a global health emergency should be declared, after the declaration issued by the Chinese National Health Authority, which confirms that The new virus Which is first identified there, can be transmitted from person to person.

With China announcing that the death toll from the newly created Corona Virus virus has risen to 9 deaths and more than 400 infected people across the country, North Korea announced its intention to close its borders to tourists as a preventive measure to prevent the virus from reaching neighboring China, a travel agency announced on Wednesday.

In a message published by the World Health Organization on social media, the Director-General of the United Nations Health Agency, Tiedros Adhanum, said that he would convene an emergency committee on the Coruna virus with the aim of ascertaining whether the outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. As if the death cases reached 9 cases and more than 400 injuries so far.

The main source animals

“Based on current information, it appears that animals are the main potential source of this outbreak, with limited transmission from person to person between close contacts,” WHO spokesman Tariq Yasarevich told a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

In statements to the Arabic language, Dr. Adel Palestine, Professor of Chest Diseases, confirmed that corona viruses are a large group of viruses that can cause a number of diseases ranging from common cold to severe and severe disease and SARS, as they infect animals such as cats, dogs and rodents, as well It affects a person.

Dr. Palestine added that in April 2012 and May 2013, the new corona virus caused the infection of the respiratory system to more than 34,000 people in six countries (Saudi Arabia – Qatar – Jordan – UAE – UK – France) and 20 people died.

Dr. Palestine stressed that in the case of suspected influenza patient suffering from severe cough, high temperature and pneumonia, he may be ill with respiratory syndrome (SK). Note that the influenza virus this year, which spread in Egypt, was confirmed to be the H1N1 virus (pigs), and Egyptian vaccines – which are a little late this year – dealt with it this way.

And on ways to deal with different types of influenza, including corona, Dr. Palestine emphasized the special care and care of young and old people, as well as those who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure or immune deficiency, and the danger lies when a very high temperature appears and symptoms of viral poisoning or Pneumonia, in which case the patient should be transferred immediately to the hospital.

Symptoms and prevention

The World Health Organization has issued guidelines on how to detect and treat people infected with the virus, and stressed the importance of regularly washing hands, covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, cooking meat and eggs well, and avoiding close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory diseases, such as coughing and sneezing.

What is Corona virus?

The World Health Organization has described coronavirus or coronaviruses as “a large group of viruses that cause disease ranging from common cold to more severe diseases.”

Perhaps most famous is the acute respiratory syndrome, known as SARS, which broke out in Asia in 2003 and spread to countries in North America, South America and Europe, killing nearly 650 people in China before it was successfully contained later. From that year.


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