Coronavirus - How to Protect Your Family from the Deadly Virus
A blog post by Christine Langer
The 2019-nCoV coronavirus spreads from person-to-person in close proximity, similar to other respiratory illnesses. Over 10,000 people have been infected with several hundreds dead. It is important you have plans to protect you, your baby, and your family from this deadly virus.
Suggestions from World Health Organization (W.H.O.)
Source: W.H.O. website
WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
Protecting Your Baby From Coronavirus
The best way to protect you and your family from the coronavirus is to avoid crowded public areas. The new 2019-nCoV coronavirus spreads quickly via human-to-human transmission. If you do need to go out into the public with your baby, make sure you and your baby wear face masks. The mask should be of surgical grade to ensure it is effective at stopping the virus from entering into your body.
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Stay safe, stay healthy, stay away from the Coronavirus!
- Dr. Christine Langer