Wuhan Coronavirus Q&A

How do I know I if I have the Wuhan Coronavirus?

The virus can be confirmed with a diagnostic test at the hospital based on the gene sequence of the virus.

Is there a cure for the Wuhan Coronavirus?

No.

How deadly is the Wuhan Coronavirus?

The fatality rate is about 3%.

Is there a vaccine to prevent getting the Wuhan Coronavirus?

No. Vaccines for a new virus can take up to a year to create.

How is the Wuhan Coronavirus transmitted?

From person to person through either respiratory droplets or from touching a surface where the virus has been deposited by someone who has the virus.

Where do coronaviruses start?

In animals. The virus can mutate so that it is passed from person to person.

Why did the Wuhan Coronavirus originate in China?

The reason could be that the culture in China relies on live animals as a food source offered through markets. Additionally Chinese cuisine is based on a wide variety of animals.

Do antiviral prescription drugs work for the Wuhan Coronavirus as they do for the flu?

No. Not currently.

Can I get the Wuhan Coronavirus from someone who looks and acts perfectly healthy?

Yes. If the person has the Wuhan Coronavirus, s/he may not exhibit any symptoms for 7 to 10 days.

Will the quarantine in China stop the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus?

Probably not. Even though the quarantine has been extended to 50 million people in China with sweeping travel restrictions both going into China or leaving, the official total of those infected may seriously understated. The long incubation, 7 to 10 days, means thousands may have left Wuhan long before the quarantine took effect.

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