Truth About Wuhan Pneumonia

Today is January 25, 2020, Lunar New Year. As of this moment, there are confirmed 1370 Wuhan Pneumonia cases and 41 deaths in China, 5 cases in Thailand, 4 cases in Australia, 3 cases in Singapore, 3 cases in France, 3 cases in Malaysia, 3 cases in Japan, 2 cases in Vietnam, 2 cases in South Korea, 2 cases in US, and 1 case in Nepal.

Apparently, epidemics of Wuhan Pneumonia is trending internationally and the cases are expected to increase exponentially from here.

As of June 11, 2020, the coronavirus covid-19 is affecting 213 countries. In the world there are 7,485,802 cases and 419,540 deaths. In the US, there are 2,066,860 cases and 115,157 deaths. Overall, the situation is under control and the country is gradually re-opening …

History of Wuhan Pneumonia

Around December 12, 2019, there were an emerging pneumonia patients without apparent cause. Most of the cases were from personnel who worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which sold fish and live animals.

Wuhan Huanan Seafood Market Is the Origin of 2019-nCov, which causes the Wuhan pneumonia
Wuhan Huanan Seafood Market

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization was alerted by Chinese authorities the Wuhan pneumonia.

The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was the suspect of the outbreak and was closed on January 1, 2020.

The first patient died of Wuhan Pneumonia was on January 11, 2020.

On January 13, 2020, the first case of Wuhan pneumonia outside of China was reported in Thailand.

By January 20, 2020, more deaths from the Wuhan pneumonia and hundreds of new cases were reported. By then, human to human transmission of the disease is confirmed.

This was an unfortunate event. This is the busiest travel time for Chinese. Hundreds of million travel nationwide. It is estimated that the viruses were already spread throughout China. Based on the estimated incubation time of about 15 days, it is expected that there are going to have peak incidence around early February.

Cause of Wuhan Pneumonia

The Wuhan pneumonia is caused by a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV. As of today, June 6, 2020, this virus was renamed as COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). This virus was isolated from patients suffering from Wuhan pneumonia all over the world.

Clinical Symptom of Wuhan Pneumonia

All patients have flu-like symptom, such as fever, breathing difficulties and coughing. Enter HERE to learn the detailed covid-19 symptoms.

Diagnosis of Wuhan Pneumonia

So far, the diagnosis of the disease is based on the identification of viral specific genetic information from patient samples.

Treatment of Wuhan Pneumonia

As of June 9, 2020, there is no medication for treating COVID-19.

Authorities granted permission for some medication for emergency use:

  • Two malaria drugs: hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine
  • Antiviral drug: Remdesivir
  • COVID-19 patient convalescent serum

Most treatment is directed at relieving symptoms, such as:

  • Pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Cough syrup or medication
  • Rest
  • Fluid intake

Vaccine for Wuhan pneumonia

Prevention of Wuhan Pneumonia

Tips to prevent covid-19 infection

The responding to the covid-19 pandemic has been a mammoth task. We have never been in situation like this in world’s history, where we had to essentially shut down all countries, one by one, on the planet.

Shutting down the countries helps us control the spread of the virus. Now we are in the process of marching forward to some sort of normalization. We are re-opening the world.

The covid-19 is not 100% eradicated from the earth. As a matter of fact, the covid-19 is still in every corner of our community.

tips to prevent covid-19 infection

With re-opening our society, we all need resume our normal activities. One of the most important task for us is going back to work.

Here is 8 tips to prevent covid-19 infection. The basic principle is that we should try our best to prevent any chance of spreading and contacting the virus. It is important that we need to have prevention plans in every step in our daily life. Have detailed preparations and know what to do in any circumstances.

  • Walk, bike, and drive to work

The safe way to work is walk, bike or drive your own car, since these tools are likely prevent you from contacting the virus or spreading the virus to others.

walk, bike, and drive to work to prevent spreading and contacting of covid-19

If you need to use public transportation, such as bus or train, be aware that there are viruses in these transportation tools. Try your best to keep distance from others and wear mask. Wash your hands after using the transportation as soon as possible. Wash hands with soap for at least 20 second and if this is not possible, try to use wipes to clean your hands.

  • Open window if taking taxi, Uber or Lyft

Before entering the care, ensure that the driver wears mask and has no any covid-19 symptoms.

After entering the car, open the window to have a efficient ventilation and dilute virus within the car.

while taking taxi, uber, and lyft, ensure to prevent contacting covid-19.

Don’t let the driver or any other people touching your lugguage and take your own lugguage.

  • Clean your desk and computer at least daily

Even though you have personal desk and computer, you should clean them one or twice daily to ensure that they are virus free all the time.

Clean up your desk and computer to make sure that there is covid-19 free working enviroment

Be careful that don’t over-clean since the alcohol or other detergents may irriate your eyes and skin.

You may use portable air purifier to keep the air in your office fresh and virus free. Avoid use electric fan, since it may spread the virus.

  • Clean office suppliers

The list of office suppliers are huge, such as scissors, pencil, pencil sharpener, post-it note, calculator, glue stick, tape, and clips etc.

ensure all office suppliers are covid-19 free.

All are considered to have virus and clean them before you touch them.

  • Keep meeting to minimal level

Try to reduce the meeting to a miniml level. In the meeting, we need to speak, which provides the chance to spread virus.

have as few meetings as possible to prevent spreading of covid-19

If meeting is invitable, reduce the participants to minimal, have short time, keep distance, and wear mask. If possible, have air purifier in the meeting room.

If possible, it may be safe to have meeting in outdoor with good air circulation.

  • Have lunch alone

The best practice of having lunch is to bring your own lunch and to eat alone. If you need to communicate, don’t do it during eating and do it after eating, wear mask, walk with social distance, and talk as appropriate.

Use pre-packed individual food and don’t share food.

Have lunch alone to prevent spreading and contacting covid-19

If you need to buy food, try to buy from the site with fewer people and don’t need to line up.

Even eating outside, try not to do it with your colleagues or friends, since while eating it is not possible to use mask.

Beware of the potential contamination from shared water machine, micro-oven, and refrigerator.

  • Use elevator cautiously

Elevator has limited space and is the potential source for virus. Try to not touch anything in the elevator and if you need to touch something in the elevator, use paper towel or glove. Have mask and face the wall of the elevator. If you touch the elevator with naked hand, wash your hand immediately after leaving elevator.

Elevator is the source of covid-19. Be careful to prevent spreading and contact the virus.
  • Use bathroom carefully

It is known that the covid-19 relpicates in the digestive system. Bathroom is the highest source of virus contamination.

Bathroom has the highest source of covid-19, taking measures to prevent spreading and contacting of covid-19

Go to bathroom when there is no people in. Avoid use the air-dry, since strong air current may aid in spreading the virus. Use gloves or paper towel when touch door knob or water faucet.

Here is the video on Tips On How To Prevent Covid-19 Infection:

Final Thoughts

Wuhan Pneumonia is a challenging disease. With effective prevention measure, it is likely to control the disease in a foreseeable future.

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4 thoughts on “Truth About Wuhan Pneumonia

  1. These are excellent tips on preventing the spread of coronavirus. It is, however, sad that we have to live like this now, always suspecting possible infection, not trusting other people to be safe … It is a different world, but if this is the way to keep us protected then this is how we have to do it. 

    Some countries are opening up while others are still closed, but measures are slowly relaxing. 

    I also hope that those wet meat markets will be closed down. This is where it all began, apparently, and I have read other sources that confirmed the same theory. All viruses until now have always been related to our meat production. It is high time that we make changes to prevent another one. 

    1. The coronavirus will be with us for a while. I agree with you that we will need to live in the current status for a while or until we have safe and effective vaccine. Yes we need to close the wet market, which is the source of the coronavirus.

  2. Thank you for the information on the Wuhan Pneumonia or COVID-19. Scary stuff. I watched a few of your videos and learned even more from them. Do you know if a cure for the virus is being worked on there at the source of the disease? Has the fish market re-opened at this time?

    We have had friends die from the disease and are hoping to remain clear and free until a vaccine is developed. I have worked from home since mid-March. I am hoping to be able to continue to do so for at least the next couple of months.

    1. At this moment, there is no cure for covid-19 and the best way to protect us from infection is to avoid contacting the virus. Yes, staying home is the best way to prevent contacting and spreading of the virus.

      The fish market is open now, but the live animals, such as snakes, bats, and pangolins that may be associated with coronavirus, are forbidden. This is correct and important to prevent any potential virus spreads.

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