Saturday, May 4, 2013

#Coronavirus: Doctor Speculates on Family Transmission To Eachother

Doctor: Corona virus belongs to the 'big family' ...Attacking humans and animals
May 4, 2013

Medical source said, that the virus 'Corona', or 'coronary', which hit a 
number of the sons of Al-Ahsa, and led to the death of 5 of them, «a new strain of the virus 'coronary', has not been identified by humans. He stated that 'Corona', from a large family of viruses that may cause disease in humans and animals, and between the symptoms of the common cold, to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
He said: «The symptoms of this virus in confirmed cases of the disease in humans, the respiratory system, with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. This has caused kidney failure, and death in some cases, pointing out that the current understanding of the disease caused by this disease 'is based on a limited number of cases.

 On the possibility of transmission from one person to another, he said that «it is not known with certainty, currently. And situations that occur in the same family increases the likelihood of transmission of the disease from one human to another, which is limited. It is possible that the affected family members were exposed to the same source of infection, for example, in the home or workplace.

He added that «ways of transmission between humans infected with the virus are unknown. And investigations are underway to determine the source, and modes of transmission, to avoid exposure, and mode of transmission, clinical pattern and course of the disease, pointing out that «there is no vaccine for virus 'Corona' now. There is also no specific treatment for the disease. However; the number of symptoms caused by this virus can be treated, and therefore treatment should be based on the patient's symptoms. Furthermore, it can be supportive care for people living to be very effective, such as respiratory support, fluid and nutrition.
To protect oneself from the disease, he said: «Some general measures that would be wise to work, and help prevent the acquisition of any of the respiratory disease is to avoid contact patients with common cold, such as: coughing, sneezing, or heat, or pneumonia, when it is possible, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of hands. 

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