Friday 24 January 2020
Books- Ahmad Juma:
The Ministry of Health sent a letter to the directorates of health affairs at the republic level, as part of its plan to raise the level of preparedness and preparedness, coinciding with the emergence of the new Corona virus (nCov2019) to prevent the entry of the disease into the country, and early detection of any suspected case.
The ministry said in its speech that carried the sign of “very important”, that the new corona virus is a new type of corona virus that people did not know before, and it started to appear in late 2019 in China, and it is not known so far about how to contract this virus.
The ministry stated that there is currently no vaccine available, nor a specific drug for the disease that causes the emerging coronavirus.
The Ministry called for the necessity to investigate the medical history of any condition suffering from symptoms similar to the emerging corona, or respiratory symptoms that have a travel history to China, especially to Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The publication includes activating procedures for monitoring acute respiratory diseases, raising awareness and debating all travelers coming from the areas where the disease appeared, and using immediate isolation for any suspected disease, and a circular was circulated to all health facilities that includes the definition of cases and dealing with them, and preventive measures for service providers Medical.
Dr. Alaa Eid, Head of Preventive Medicine Sector, explained that the symptoms of corona’s disease are high temperature, difficulty breathing, and sore throat, pointing out that it affects the elderly, chronic disease sufferers and those who suffer from immune deficiency.
The National Health Commission of China said that as of Thursday, 830 confirmed cases had been confirmed, while 25 people had died. Most of the cases were in the central city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated in a market for illegal wildlife trade.
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