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Offline Nahian Fyrose Fahim

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Coronavirus
« on: February 02, 2020, 02:20:50 PM »
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. 

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

    1. Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
    2.  When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash   hands;
    3. Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
    4. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
    5. When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
    6. The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Source: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Nahian Fyrose Fahim
Senior Lecturer ( Employee ID# 710001914)
Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University
Email: fyrose.ph@diu.edu.bd

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 12:36:18 PM »
Thanks for sharing
Faria Mannan Mithi
Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Allied Health Science
Daffodil International University
E-mail:mithi.ph@diu.edu.bd

Offline Sabreena Chowdhury Raka

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Re: Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 04:00:09 PM »
Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
Sabreena Chowdhury Raka
Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Daffodil International University