Coronaviruses Is Coming – Are You Ready?

Coronavirus is definitely coming — here are some tips to help you prevent getting or becoming ill by the virus.  Coronavirus appears to demonstrate a similar pathology as other respiratory viruses; such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the endemic human strain (HCoV).

  1. The viruses listed above can remain infectious on glass, metal and plastic surfaces for up to ten days at a time and are weakened by temperatures reaching 30 or 40 degrees Celsius (roughly 86 degrees Fahrenheit and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively).
  2. Protect yourself: Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough.
  3. Travel restrictions: Do not travel to mainland China, South Korea, Italy, Iran or Japan.
  4. Stock up on a two-week supply of food, water, and over-the-counter medications.

As of February 28, 2020…the Coronavirus is listed as a Pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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