Anticipate the Corona Virus Outbreak by Boosting the Body's Immunity!
Anticipate the Corona Virus Outbreak by Boosting the Body's Immunity! - Here's how to prevent the coronavirus by boosting our immune system!. Every day, we get news of how far the new Coronavirus (2019-nCov) has spread. In the latest news, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia have confirmed coronavirus cases in their regions. Previously, two victims in Thailand had been confirmed positive for the virus.
Our country, Indonesia, is close to these neighboring countries. Although the government, through the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), has declared alert 1, we must anticipate so as not to get infected.
Human-to-human spread of the virus
China's National Health Commission has confirmed that the novel coronavirus infection, which first spread in Wuhan, can be transmitted from person to person.
This is after being traced by several infected medical workers; even one doctor in Wuhan who treated pneumonia patients due to this virus died.
Medical workers are possibly infected with the virus due to contact with patients.
Xiaowei made a surprising statement last Sunday that infected people can spread the coronavirus from Wuhan before they become sick or show typical symptoms of pneumonia.
What does that mean? We may avoid contact with patients. However, we never know that even healthy people around us are already infected and can transmit it to us.
This is undoubtedly tough homework for quarantine officers. Dr. William Schaffner, the senior adviser at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says it's like playing a challenging game.
"It's much more difficult to track down people who may already have the virus in their bodies if it has to be days or weeks before they even realize they have it," said dr. Shaffner.
In other words, says Schaffner, means the infection is much more contagious than we think. COVID-19 has killed many people in China.
This virus also infected thousands of people in China and spread to the United States (US), France, and Canada, as well as several countries in Southeast Asia, including Singapore.
Anticipate by Boosting Body Immunity
Facing the threat of this global epidemic, you certainly don't have to be afraid to overdo it! You might be unable to move because you are so scared of getting infected.
At least until now, there has not been a single case of the coronavirus identified in Indonesia (until January 31, 2019). However, you and your family must remain vigilant.
Even though Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for "all-out efforts" to control the outbreak, and the Ministry of Health has declared alert 1, you must continue to make efforts to stay healthy.
The following steps can be taken to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus:
1. Avoid traveling to endemic areas
For the time being, you should postpone traveling to China. Because not only the city of Wuhan has been closed to immigrants, but several other cities in China have also been declared endemic.
2. Avoid contact with suspected victims
Avoid contact with people who have just returned from Wuhan or other cities with many victims, especially if the person concerned shows symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
3. Use a Mask Regularly
Use a mask in a crowded public area, for example, on a train, bus, or commuter line. Change masks regularly.
4. Always wash your hands before and after activities
Viruses can be transmitted by contact or with objects containing the virus. Make sure you wash your hands with soap, especially after being in a public space. You can also use antiseptic soap to wash your hands and shower.
5. Eat nutritious food and take immune-boosting supplements
In the rainy season, like today, the body's immune system tends to weaken and get sick quickly. Eat healthy foods and drink lots of water, and get enough rest.
In addition, you also need to consume immunomodulators (certain compounds that can increase the body's defense mechanism). Also, take various vitamins and immune-boosting supplements.
Those are some anticipatory steps amid an uncertain situation facing the global outbreak of the new coronavirus. Take care of your health, and don't be afraid to overdo it, although you must always be vigilant!
Keep your family away from the dangers of coronavirus by increasing your body's immunity!