WHO cuts various rumors if new coronavirus measures are exhausted to `` hand washing '' anyway

As a result of the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on six continents in the world except Antarctica, panic conditions such as

purchase of toilet paper and disinfectants have occurred. The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a Q & A page called 'Myth busters' on its official website to prevent people from dancing to unknown information.

Myth busters

WHO first presents four facts.

◆ Fact 1: Cold and snow cannot kill SARS-CoV-2
No matter how the outside temperature changes or the weather, the virus does not die because it does not affect the human body temperature (normal fever). The most effective way to protect against the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is to use alcohol disinfection or Soap ( Soap ) And thorough hand washing with water.

◆ Fact 2: SARS-CoV-2 cannot be prevented by taking a hot bath
Like 'Fact 1', taking a hot bath does not affect body temperature, so the virus cannot be killed. Rather, it is more likely that you will burn yourself in a bath that is too hot. In any case, COVID-19 prevention is to wash your hands to prevent viruses that may have adhered to your hands from entering your body through your eyes, nose and mouth.

Fact 3: SARS-CoV-2 will not spread via products in China or other countries with infected people
The time that the virus can survive on the surface of a thing is on the order of hours to days. Rarely do they survive movements that change the surrounding temperature or environment. However, if there is a possibility that the surface is contaminated, clean it with a disinfectant. If touched, disinfect with alcohol disinfectant or wash hands with soap and water.

◆ Fact 4: SARS-CoV-2 is not spread by mosquitoes
Since mosquitoes transmit malaria, dengue fever and zika fever,

various measures have been devised . However, at least for SARS-CoV-2, the fact that it has been spread by mosquitoes has not been confirmed. SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus that spreads mainly through droplets and body fluids when infected people sneeze or sneeze. COVID-19 measures require thorough hand washing. And avoid close contact with coughing or sneezing people.

There are also answers to the questions.

◆ Is a hand dryer effective for COVID-19 measures?
No. 'Hand washing' is the most effective way to protect yourself. After washing your hands, dry your hands completely with a paper towel or hand dryer.

◆ Can SARS-CoV-2 be killed with an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamp?
Do not use UV lamps for hand or skin disinfection, as it can cause dermatitis.

How effective is a temperature scanner in detecting people infected with COVID-19?
It is effective in detecting people who have already developed symptoms and have fever, but cannot find anyone who is infected with SARS-CoV-2 but has not yet fevered. It takes about 2 to 10 days from infection to COVID-19 onset and fever.

◆ Does SARS-CoV-2 die if alcohol or chlorine is sprayed on the whole body?
No. It cannot kill a virus that has already entered the body. Alcohol and chlorine can harm clothing and mucous membranes. It may be useful for disinfecting surfaces, but it needs to be used properly.

Of course, drinking alcohol does not prevent SARS-CoV-2.

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Do pets spread the virus?
Initially, it was thought that SARS-CoV-2 would not infect pets, but as of March 2020,

cases of pet dogs in Hong Kong have been reported. After contact with pets, you should wash your hands thoroughly. This will prevent the transmission of Escherichia coli and Salmonella as well as the new coronavirus.

Can a pneumonia vaccine help with SARS-CoV-2?
No. Pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine are not measures against SARS-CoV-2. Each virus is different and needs its own vaccine. However, to protect your health, it is recommended that you be vaccinated against respiratory diseases.

◆ Can COVID-19 be prevented by gargle with saline?
No. It has been reported that nasal gargle with saline 'may be effective in recovering from colds,' but does not prevent respiratory infections.

◆ Can SARS-CoV-2 be prevented by eating garlic?
No. Garlic has multiple antibacterial properties, but no evidence has been shown to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

◆ Is SARS-CoV-2 affected only by elderly people?
People of all ages can be infected. However, the elderly and those with a history of illness tend to be more serious about COVID-19.

◆ Are antibiotics effective for SARS-CoV-2?
No. Antibiotics act only on bacteria, not viruses. However, antibiotics may be given during hospitalization because bacterial co-infection may occur.

◆ Are there any drugs to prevent or treat SARS-CoV-2?
Not yet. WHO works with partners in research and development.

WHO also tells you that you can only say sour and wash your hands. For the time being, avoid unnecessary and urgent outings, and when you go out, do not carry your hand with your eyes, nose, or mouth, and wash your hands thoroughly every time you have a chance. Please give me.

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