Formerly known as ‘2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),’ this is an emerging disesease caused by a viral strain similar to those that cause ‘Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)’ and the 2003 SARS coronavirus.
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There’s no specific treatment for coronavirus, which means prevention is vital. We can’t treat the infection, but we can kill the virus.
COVID-19 is the new official name for the disease caused by the coronavirus first described in late 2019. The name comes from (COronaVIrus Disease 2019). This novel coronavirus causes symptoms very similar to pneumonia. Unfortunately, because it's caused by a virus, it can't be treated by antibiotics.
The virus itself has been named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2), because of genetic similarities to the virus that caused SARS in 2003.
Previously, it was known as ‘2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).’
We know this new strain of coronavirus spreads from human to human. Like other coronaviruses, evidence suggests that it spreads through a mix of direct contact and via droplets released when coughing and sneezing. Although reports now suggest that transmission might happen even if the infected person doesn't have any symptoms.
We know that infectious human coronaviruses are found in our everyday environments. If the conditions are right, they can persist for days!
Good hand and surface hygiene means we need products with proven efficacy. These Clinell wipes are proven by accredited, third-party labs to be effective against coronavirus.
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We're learning lessons from previous coronavirus outbreaks, such as SARS and MERS-CoV
Always use a disposable tissue when sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose. Bin it as soon as possible and kill or remove the virus by cleaning your hands.
Especially before eating, before preparing food and after coughing, sneezing or using tissues. Soap and water is the gold-standard but use alcohol gel if you can't get to a sink.
Decontaminate surfaces regularly using an agent with proven efficacy against coronavirus. Public Health England recommends decontaminating the whole patient area at least once per day.
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