‘Coronavirus not as lethal as different viruses’

‘Since it is a new virus for which there is no such thing as a vaccine, the world fell into the grip of panic’


KARACHI:

Coronavirus is extremely infectious, however it’s not as lethal as another viruses, mentioned Dr Asma Nasim, affiliate professor of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation’s (SIUT) infectious ailments division.

She was talking at a convention held on the novel coronavirus at SIUT on Wednesday.

Dr Nasim mentioned that these viruses are recognized to adapt from animals to the human inhabitants, stating that the brand new coronavirus had emerged from a dwell animal market after which unfold from individual to individual. “Since it is a new virus for which there is no such thing as a vaccine, the world fell into the grip of panic,” she commented.

Dr Sunil Dodani, one other affiliate professor within the division, confirmed the epidemiological curve of the illness, which reveals that the variety of instances is now lowering. He highlighted that there had been 71,429 confirmed instances of coronavirus with 1,775 deaths, of which 98 per cent have been in China, till February 18.

Professor Shehla Baqi mentioned preventive measures for the virus and the significance of hand hygiene. “Hand hygiene, environmental cleansing, and droplet and airborne precautions are the one approach to stop the unfold of the virus,” she mentioned.

Revealed in The Specific Tribune, February 20th, 2020.

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