What is a 2019 Novel coronavirus?
It is a new strain of coronavirus that has been recently identified in humans. It was first identified in China and is now reported in other countries.
What is the Incubation period of the virus?
The virus can be transmitted before onset of symptoms with an incubation period between 2 and 14 days.
What are the symptoms of the virus?
The respiratory symptoms are: Fever, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties are the most common. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia.
What is the mode of transmission?
The virus can be transmitted from person to person usually after close contact with an infected patient or his respiratory secretions.
Is there a treatment or a vaccine?
At present, there is no specific treatment or vaccine. Most patients can gradually and spontaneously recover.
How to protect yourself from the virus?
What measures should you take in case you are suspected or confirmed to have the disease?
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