- A public health expert has given tips to avoid being infected by the Wuhan novel coronavirus
- Dr. Susan Mercado shared that it is important to boost one’s immune system to prevent any risk
- There had been 4,500 reported cases of the coronavirus in China only since the virus was discovered
- The death toll linked to the Wuhan novel coronavirus has recently risen to 100
The novel coronavirus first reported in Wuhan, China, has been spreading in different countries around the globe.
KAMI learned that as of January 28, there had been 4,500 cases of Wuhan coronavirus in China.
As reported by CNN World, the death toll of the virus has risen to 100. The reported cases reached 65% in just a day.
Public health expert Dr. Susan Mercado has explained that the new strain of coronavirus can cause a pneumonia-like acute respiratory infection.
She strongly advised people to avoid those who are sick to stop the spread of the virus, as reported by ABS-CBN News.
“The only thing that will help us fight off the disease is not interact with those who are sick,” Dr. Mercado said.
Aside from avoiding close contact with sick people, she also recommended having a healthy balanced diet, drinking lots of water, getting a good physical exercise and ample time of sleep.
“Have a balanced diet, sleep the right number of hours, get good physical exercise. It’s about staying healthy, eating fruits and vegetables, drinking a lot of water,” she said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wuhan coronavirus could be spread through droplets like when sneezing or coughing. It could also be spread through direct contact with an infected person or objects they touched.
Earlier, a child in Cebu was admitted to the hospital and tested positive for coronavirus. However, when Manila sent her specimen to Australia, it tested negative.
In a previous report by KAMI, the health agency urge Filipinos to refrain from spreading false information regarding the Wuhan coronavirus.
As per the Department of Health (DOH), about 11 people in the Philippines have been quarantined for possible infection from the coronavirus. No confirmed case has been reported yet.
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