Since December 2019 a lot of rumors has spread over the social media and the news about Coronavirus, what is the thread behind coronavirus ? How you can get infected? How to prevent cross infection?
TCL Experts has prepared the following fact sheet through deep researches and wide study in cooperation with international associations and laboratories to help you understand how to protect yourself, your employees and your organization visitors from severe infection.
On 7 January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus. The new virus is a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS. This new virus was temporarily named ÔÇ£2019-nCoV.ÔÇØ
WHO (World Health Organization) has been working with Chinese authorities and global experts from the day they were informed,
As of 20 January 2020, 282 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV have been reported from four countries including China (278 cases), Thailand (2 cases), Japan (1 case) and the Republic of Korea (1 case);
Among the 278 confirmed cases from China, 51 cases are severely ill , 12 are in critical condition ; Six deaths have been reported.
What is Coronavirus ?
Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. They are associated with the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and can also affect the gut.
Coronavirus cross infection?
Coronaviruses "primarily spread through close contact with another individual, in particular through coughing and sneezing on somebody else who is within a range of about 3 to 6 feet from that person.
Touching or shaking hands with a person that has the virus can pass the virus from one person to another. Making contact with feces or a surface or object that has the virus and then touching your nose, eyes, or mouth.
There is also big potential for transmission of virus by infected food handlers; therefore, food production area should optimize and standardize laboratory-based surveillance to detect any possible infection at an early stage.
Hygiene managers should take into consideration the role of viruses as foodborne pathogens in the development of HACCP plans.
Prevention & Treatment
1. Wash your hands often with Anti-Bacterial Hand Soap (Bio-Tec) for at least 20 seconds.
2. Sanitize your hands with alcohol base sanitizer (Dermatol).
3. Use disposable tissue paper to dry your hands.
4. Avoid using air dryer or towels to dry your hands.
5. Food handlers should wear disposable
gloves when handling raw food.
6. Food handlers should CHANGE the
disposable gloves after touching raw food
or after touching door handles or
7. Housekeeping team should wear protective masks during
cleaning of guest rooms and should always wear proper gloves to protect them self
8. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
9. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
10. Stay home when you are sick.
11. Drink plenty of water
12. Cover your cough or sneeze with a
tissue, then throw the tissue in the
Spray C Plus Sanitizer on any surface that come in
contact with hands, like door handle, remote control, refrigerator
door, telephone set, vehicles door handle ..etc.
When there is a chance of electrical damage, spray C Plus Sanitizer on tissue paper and apply on the surface.
Do not rinse the sanitizer and do not dry it off.
But allow it to dry on the surface.
Unfortunately, there is no specific antiviral treatment
recommended for 2019-nCoV infection yet. People infected with 2019-nCoV should
receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.
For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
People who think they may have been exposed to
2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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