A: Based on the existing data, the new coronavirus is mainly transmitted by patients with symptoms. Who has been aware of the possibility of new coronavirus transmission in infected people before symptoms appear. According to the observation of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (mers), other coronavirus transmission through asymptomatic patients is very rare. Therefore, asymptomatic patients may not be the main carriers of the virus.
Q: is it safe to receive letters or parcels from Wuhan?
A: people who receive packages from Wuhan are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus. According to previous analysis, coronaviruses do not survive long on objects such as parcels or letters.
Can oseltamivir treat the new coronavirus?
A: there is no evidence that oseltamivir can treat new coronavirus infection. Who is working urgently with researchers and doctors around the world to study possible treatments for viral infections, including to see if existing antiviral drugs are effective against the new coronavirus. However, the work is still in its infancy and no recommendations can be made.
Q: does regular cleaning of the nasal cavity with saline help to prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
A: there is no evidence that regular irrigation of the nasal cavity with normal saline can prevent infection with the new coronavirus. There is limited evidence that regular nasal cleansing with saline can help people recover more quickly from cold and cold. However, frequent cleaning of the nasal cavity does not prevent respiratory tract infection.
Q: can sesame oil prevent the new coronavirus from entering the human body?
A: sesame oil cant kill the new coronavirus. Some chemical disinfectants can kill the new coronavirus on the surface of the object, such as bleach / chlorine containing disinfectant, ether solvent, 75% ethanol, peracetic acid and chloroform. However, if they are placed on the skin or under the nose, they have little effect on the virus. Applying these chemicals to the skin can be dangerous.
Q: can garlic prevent new coronavirus infection?
A: garlic is a healthy food and may have some antibacterial properties. However, from the current epidemic situation, there is no evidence that eating garlic can protect people from the new coronavirus.
Q: can mouthwash protect you from new coronavirus infection?
A: there is no evidence that mouthwash can prevent infection with the new coronavirus. Some brands of mouthwash can remove certain microorganisms from saliva in a few minutes. However, that doesnt mean they can protect you from the new coronavirus.
Q: how does who recommend the use of masks?
A: if you wear a mask, learn how to wear, remove and correctly handle it: wash your hands before wearing the mask; do not touch the mask face, wear and remove it through the wire rope at both ends; if the mask becomes wet during wearing, please replace it; after removing the mask, immediately throw it into the trash can and wash your hands. Moreover, masks alone cannot provide complete protection. It is important to cover your mouth and nose with paper towels or bent elbows when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands frequently and keep social distance.
In the afternoon of February 1, the research team of Guangzhou respiratory health research institute led by academician Zhong Nanshan released the home rehabilitation and protection strategies for the new coronavirus pneumonia, in which the 4S respiratory rehabilitation principle for the new coronavirus pneumonia was put forward in particular.