FAQ for COVID-19

Cause of the COVID-19 pneumonia

New coronavirus (covid-19) pneumonia is an acute infectious disease.
Mainly caused by 2019 new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection.

Seek medical treatment

The disease is an acute infection, which usually worsens gradually during the first week. If you have any of the following conditions, please seek medical treatment in time:
Recently, fever, fatigue, and cough of unknown cause have occurred; travel history of the high incidence area within two weeks before the onset; history of close contact with confirmed patients two weeks before the onset; cluster incidence (2 or more).

During the consultation, the doctor may ask the following questions to get a preliminary understanding of the medical history, and patients can prepare corresponding answers in advance:

  • When do you experience fever and cough?
  • Where did you go before and who did you contact?
  • Does anyone have similar symptoms?
  • Is there difficulty breathing?
  • What are the underlying diseases?


COVID-19 patient's most common problems

What are the symptoms of human infection with the new coronavirus?
The severity of human infection with the new coronavirus depends on the type of virus and the immune level of the human body. Fever, cough, shortness of breath, or dyspnea are common. In more severe cases, acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, etc. Can cause patient death.

Can new coronaviruses spread from person to person?

Yes, the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person. Transmission usually occurs in homes, workplaces, densely populated areas or hospitals.

Is there a vaccine against the new coronavirus?

No, new diseases may take longer to develop a vaccine.

Is there a treatment for the new coronavirus?

For the diseases caused by the new coronavirus infection, there is currently no effective treatment method, and the clinical treatment is mainly symptomatic supportive treatment.

Are health care workers at risk from new coronaviruses?

Yes. Healthcare workers need to be in close contact with patients and are more vulnerable to the threat of new coronavirus infections. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that health care workers strengthen their own infection prevention and control measures. Strict implementation of standard precautionary principles, good personal protection and hand hygiene, to the greatest extent possible to avoid nosocomial infections.

What can I do to protect myself?

As there is no effective treatment for the disease, prevention and isolation are the most effective ways to minimize the chance of contact with infected or potentially infected patients. First of all, avoid going to crowded places and wearing a mask in public places. Secondly, pay attention to hand hygiene and diet hygiene, wash hands frequently, drink plenty of water, avoid fatigue, ensure sleep, and maintain more ventilation in the home and work environment. If you have fever and cough symptoms, pay attention to the etiquette of cough, seek medical treatment in time, and wear a mask on the way to the hospital.


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