What you need to know about norovirus: prevention and where to get tested

1. What is coronavirus and how is it transmitted?

– the New coronavirus – respiratory virus. He is the principal Abraham by droplet infection by inhaling the droplets emitted from the respiratory tract of the patient, for example when you cough or sneeze, and droplets of saliva or secretions from the nose. It can also spread when a person touches any contaminated surfaces such as door handles. In this case, infection occurs by touching the mouth, nose or eyes with dirty hands.

2. What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

the Main symptoms of coronavirus:

– fever

the Sneeze

– Cough

– Difficulty breathing

In the vast majority of cases these symptoms are not related to the coronavirus and conventional SARS.

3. The new coronavirus – respiratory virus.

It is transmitted mainly by droplet infection by inhaling the droplets emitted from the respiratory tract of the patient, for example when you cough or sneeze, and droplets of saliva or secretions from the nose. It can also spread when a person touches any contaminated surfaces such as door handles. In this case, infection occurs by touching the mouth, nose or eyes with dirty hands.

4. Which preventive measures can protect?

the Most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to observe good personal giyani and reduce visits to public and crowded places.

Keep hands clean, wash them often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands (such as those touching unconsciously done us an average of 15 times per hour). At work, regularly clean the surface and the device, which you touch (keyboard of the computer panel of the office equipment General use of the smartphone screen, remote controls, door handles and handrails).

Carry disposable wipes and always cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.

do Not eat food (nuts, chips, cookies and other snacks) of the common packages or utensils if other people dipped their fingers.

Explain to your children how germs spread and the importance of good hand hygiene and face. Tell the children about the prevention of coronavirus. Often ventilate the room. If you find the symptoms similar to those caused by the coronavirus, stay home and call your doctor.

5. In how long can symptoms?

Symptoms may occur within 14 days after contact with infectious patients.

6. What could be the complications of coronavirus?

the novel coronavirus infection is related to acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and complications she may be the same as other respiratory – pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and others.

7. Where to get tested for coronavirus?

Self-testing for coronavirus is not provided! The survey shall be: 1) arrived in the past 14 days from countries with unfavorable epidemiological situation (China, Korea, Iran), 2) persons with symptoms of SARS arrived from countries where cases of the disease*, 3) persons in contact with the patient coronavirus infection. A sample for analysis takes a health worker. In all other cases, the analysis is not carried out. Laboratory private medical organizations do not conduct research on the identification of a new coronavirus infection. *the list of countries is posted on the website of Rospotrebnadzor.

8. The coronavirus test is conducted at the personal request or by physician’s prescription?

Test for the presence of coronavirus is assigned only on the evidence and solely a doctor of the medical organization (clinic, hospital, or ambulance). The examination shall be:

1) arrived in the past 14 days from countries with unfavorable epidemiological situation (China, Korea, Iran)

2) lItza with symptoms of SARS arrived from countries where cases of the disease*

3) persons in contact with the patient coronavirus infection.

a Sample will take a medical worker. In all other cases, the analysis is not carried out. *the list of countries is posted on the website of Rospotrebnadzor of the Russian Federation