What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) are also Coronaviruses.
How is it spread?
Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. Emerging information suggests that person-to-person spread is also occurring, but it is still unclear how easily the virus spreads. Since the outbreak began, thousands of cases have been reported with 24 confirmed in Canada. At the time this post was published, the Public Health Agency of Canada assessed the public health risk associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus for Canada as low.
What are the symptoms?
If you have traveled to Wuhan, China and develop these symptoms, avoid contact with others and speak to a health care professional.
How can you take preventative measures?
Travellers to regions where severe Coronavirus are know to occur should avoid...
○ Eating raw or undercooked animal products
○ People with Coronavirus symptoms
Everyone is encouraged to follow standard health precautions such as...
○ Practicing proper cough and sneeze etiquette
○ Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
○ Maintain social distancing
○ Monitoring your health and being aware of any changes
Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.
What is the advised treatment?
For now, there is no specific treatment for Coronavirus infection. Treatment may be available to relieve some symptoms, but most people should recover on their own. Consult your health care provider if you are experiencing symptoms. The sooner you get treatment, the better your chances are for recovery.
How can Jani-King help you and your facility?
Jani-King’s regular cleaning procedures are based on infection control measures and universal precautions that work toward the containment of everything from the common cold to a pandemic. Germs spread when a person has hand contact with a contaminated surface then touches their eyes, nose or mouth. By removing germs through the cleaning process, it is possible to minimize contamination and slow the spread of infection allowing your business to continue with daily operations.
What we know about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus changes everyday. Regularly consulting with trusted sources like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help you stay up-to-date on the issue.