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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Use bathroom carefully
It is known that the covid-19 relpicates in the digestive system. Bathroom is the highest source of virus contamination.
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.
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Wuhan Pneumonia is a challenging disease. With effective prevention measure, it is likely to control the disease in a foreseeable future.