Coronavirus

What is 2019-nCoV?

Coronavirus is a common group of viruses, especially in the weather. It rarely gets on people. The
first examples of this virus transmitted to humans appeared in the epidemics of MERS in Saudi Arabia
in 2003 and in Saudi Arabia in 2019, causing thousands of people to die from pneumonia
(pneumonia). Another member of the Coronavirus family, 2019-nCoV, was first seen in China in
December 2019. This new Coronavirus was identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as
2019-nCoV and the disease that developed with this virus was called Covid-19.

How to Infect 2019-nCoV?

It is initially thought to be transmitted from seafood and various animals to human beings. The
disease is transmitted by infecting the infected secretions of the patients and inhaling these infected
droplets.

What is the 2019-nCoV Incubation period?

The incubation period, in other words, the incubation period, is called until the complaints appear
after infection. According to available information, the incubation period for 2019-nCoV varies
between 2-14 days.

What are the symptoms of the disease?

The first symptoms after infection with the virus were noted to be high fever and then dry cough. It
was reported that complaints of shortness of breath started on average one week after fever and
cough. These symptoms are data created with information from patients hospitalized. Patients who
do not apply to health institutions may experience mild sore throat and weakness.

Where and Why the Virus Source started in China?

The source is thought to be sea creatures. For this reason, the fish market in Wuhan was closed after
the virus appeared. It is believed to spread faster in China due to population density and eating
habits.

How dangerous is 2019-nCoV? Is there Coronavirus cases in Turkey?

The virus infected a total of 75,778 people and 2,130 people died due to Covid-19. It was identified in
a total of 25 countries, primarily in Asian countries. In our country, no infected cases have been
reported yet. However, the most upsetting news for Turkey transmitter is 4 people lose their lives
due to Covidien-19 in Iran.

Who is at Risk?

The patient's immune system determines the development and course of the disease after infection with the virus. B. Patients with chronic lung disease such as asthma and COPD, those with diseases
that weaken the immune system, such as diabetes, chronic kidney failure, healthcare professionals,
and individuals over 65 are at high risk.

What are Disease Prevention Methods? Is there a coronavirus vaccine?

Although corona virus vaccination studies continue, there is no vaccine yet. Therefore, the most
effective method is to avoid contact with patients. As with all virus infections, the risk of transmission
of the disease can be reduced by frequent and adequate washing of the hands, not touching the
eyes, nose and face without washing our hands, avoiding closed and crowded environments, and
using a mask in case of suspicious disease.

Is there a coronavirus (2019-nCoV) treatment?

There is no anti-viral drug specific for conovirus. Although the drugs used in other viral infections
have been tried, no positive results have been obtained. For now, it is recommended that infected
individuals, which include only symptomatic treatments, to control fever, prevent possible fluid loss,
and provide respiratory and oxygen support when necessary.

What type of mask should be used to protect against coronavirus?

It is known that ordinary surgical masks do not provide effective protection against Coronavirus. The
type of mask that protects against the virus is N95 masks that have a thicker structure than known
surgical masks and filter at least 95% of airborne particles. However, it is not recommended to wear
it in our country and in low risk groups for now.