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Did Ministry of health’s emergency issue notification to the public that the Coronavirus influenza outbreak this time is very very serious & fatal. There's no cure once you are infected

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Fake news claims: A Viral Social media news shared claiming important information ministry of health related to the on the prevention of the Coronavirus, is a hoax

*Ministry of health’s emergency notification to the public that the Coronavirus influenza outbreak this time is very very serious & fatal. There's no cure once you are infected.*

*Its spreading from China to various countries*

Ministry of health's emergency notification to the public that the Coronavirus influenza

outbreak this time is very very serious & fatal.

There's no cure once you are infected. It's spreading from China to various countries

Prevention method is to keep your throat moist, do not let your throat dry up. Thus

do not hold your thirst because once your membrane in your throat is dried, the virus will invade into your body within 10 mins. Drink 50-80cc warm water, 30-50cc for kids,

according to age. Every time u feel your throat is dry, do not wait, keep water in hand. Do not drink plenty at one time as it doesn't help, instead continue to keep the throat moist.

Till end of March 2020, do not go to crowded places, wear a mask as needed especially in train or public transportation Avoid fried or spicy food and load up vitamin C.

The symptoms/ description are

1.repeated high fever

2.prolonged coughing after a fever

  1. Children are prone

4. Adults usually feel uneasy, *headache and

mainly respiratory-related

5: highly contagious

Pls share if you care for human life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facts Check Verdict: False./ Misleading

News Verification: The Viral Social media news shared claiming important information ministry of health related to the on the prevention of the Coronavirus, is a hoax, we did not find any such notification by the ministry of health.

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that there is nothing to panic as novel coronavirus has not been detected in India yet.

He said, “all suspected cases to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing. And so far all the results have come negative”.

The Ministry of Health has so far issued Travel advisory to travelers visiting China, last updated on 25 Jan 2020. The government says

The clinical signs and symptoms are mainly fever with a few patients having difficulty in breathing.

The mode of transmission is unclear but available evidence points to human-to-human transmission occurring between close contacts through the respiratory route.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with MERS and SARS.

Initially, many cases reported in the outbreak in Wuhan, China had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, with an increased number of cases being reported without any history of exposure to animal markets, suggests person-to-person transmission might be occurring. At this time, it’s unclear whether the human to human transmission is sustainable or not.

Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, however, yet modes of transmission, incubation period and period of communicability is unknown. No vaccine or specific treatment for 2019-nCoV infection is available; supportive care is recommended.




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