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 ====== Advice in relation to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in China ====== ====== Advice in relation to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus in China ======
  
-**current status as of: 2020-02-06**+===== What is SARS-CoV-2 / 2019-nCoV? =====
  
-===== What is 2019-nCoV? ===== +The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, formally 2019 novel coronavirus, ​2019-nCoVis a beta-coronavirus that attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to severe pneumonia. This disease can be fatal. ​
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-2019-nCoV is a beta-coronavirus that attacks the respiratory tract and can lead to severe pneumonia. This disease can be fatal. ​+
  
  
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 == (8) Clean your mobile phone == == (8) Clean your mobile phone ==
 When you arrive at home or at your office, at friends, in a restaurant, wipe your phone with a screen cleaning cloth (paper towel soaked with an alcohol-based cleaner) or put some disinfectant solution on a soft cloth and wipe the phone. Make sure that the back, the buttons and any accessories (cover, Bluetooth remote control, etc.) are also cleaned. When you arrive at home or at your office, at friends, in a restaurant, wipe your phone with a screen cleaning cloth (paper towel soaked with an alcohol-based cleaner) or put some disinfectant solution on a soft cloth and wipe the phone. Make sure that the back, the buttons and any accessories (cover, Bluetooth remote control, etc.) are also cleaned.
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 +== (9) Clean surfaces ==
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 +Human coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus,​ Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) ​ <wrap hi>can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days.</​wrap>​ ((Günter Kampf et al.: Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and its inactivation with biocidal agents. University Medicine Greifswald and Bochum University, Germany. DOI: https://​doi.org/​10.1016/​j.jhin.2020.01.022 )) 2019-nCoV is also a coronavirus. ​
  
  
-== (9) Pay attention to public announcements in the media ==+== (10) Pay attention to public announcements in the media ==
 At present, the information situation is changing rapidly. Please pay attention to the information provided by the Chinese authorities,​ which you will find on the radio and in the press. ​ At present, the information situation is changing rapidly. Please pay attention to the information provided by the Chinese authorities,​ which you will find on the radio and in the press. ​
  
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 ===== How can I tell if I have been infected with 2019-nCoV? ===== ===== How can I tell if I have been infected with 2019-nCoV? =====
  
-The incubation period is probably :​!:  ​two weeks, which means that even after an infection, the patient is long without symptoms. ​+The incubation period is up to two weeks, which means that even after an infection, the patient is long without symptoms. ​
  
 Symptoms are likely :!: to be: Symptoms are likely :!: to be: