1. Where did the virus come from?
In the first cases were in Wuhan, a city of about 11million people. It’s a major logistics and transport hub in china. Many of the early cases were linked to a seafood and animal markets in Wuhan which suggests that a likely source of the Wuhan virus might have been an animal.
2. Did the Wuhan virus originate from Bats?
The recent study from Peking university suggests that the Wuhan virus might have come from snakes, or we don’t know whether snakes can be infected by the new corona virus. Since the outbreak, the seafood and animal market has been shut down and disinfected which makes difficult to find the source animal.
3. Symptoms of Corona Virus
The the symptoms are really nonspecific. So they are a lot like what we would see with normal pneumonia. You can get fever, running nose, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.
4. How Wuhan Virus Spread?
Human-to-human transmission is confirmed by a genuine source. But we do not know how easily the virus spreads from one person to another. It’s usually spread when you come into close contact with an infected person for about 30mins or more..
5. Incubation period
The data from early cases in China suggests that the incubation period is about 14 days.
6. What type of mask I should use to protect myself from the virus?
MOH says masks are generally not needed if you are well, but if you’re unwell use a surgical mask instead if an N95 mask.
7. Does it help to wash my hands?
High source says you should wash the back of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails. Please make sure to scrub at least for 20seconds.
8. Can the Wuhan virus be killed by Alcohol?
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) says you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you can’t get ti soap and water.
9. Is there a cure for the Wuhan Virus?
There’s no cure for Wuhan corona virus – there is no specific treat for the virus at the moment. Patients get medical care relieve their symptoms.
10. Is there a vaccine for the virus?
AGAIN! There’s no vaccine for corona virus – it is a newly identified virus. It means it can take a number of years for a new vaccine to be developed.