WHO's Wrong Information and Rumors of New Virus "Response" at New Site 5:47 on February 6

As the spread of the new coronavirus spreads, the WHO has launched a new website with the correct knowledge and appropriate We are calling for measures.

WHO is a newly released website that publishes incorrect information about the new coronavirus, which is spreading all over the world, including China, and 10 rumor points, along with responses from the WHO.

When asked, "Is it safe to receive letters and parcels from China?" Answered, "Coronaviruses are safe because they do not survive long on letters and other objects."

In response to the question `` whether a new coronavirus can spread from pets '', `` at present there is no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats can be infected with the new coronavirus '' is.

A WHO infectious disease control official said at a news conference on Friday that "the spread of such false information has been occurring when new diseases have been found, but recently, it has been spread all over the world through the Internet. Will arrive. "

According to WHO, the spread of the new coronavirus is not a pandemic, meaning a global pandemic, but he said, "A large amount of unfounded information is spreading." In that sense, he pointed out that it was "infodemic" and called on him to have the right knowledge and take appropriate measures.

1 question 1 answer posted on the new site

で す か Is it safe to receive letters and parcels from China?

Yes, it is safe. People who receive packages from China are not at risk of getting the new coronavirus. Analysis shows that the new coronavirus does not survive long on objects such as letters and luggage.

Do home pets spread the new coronavirus?

At present, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is recommended that you wash your hands with soap and water after contact with your pet. This protects you from a variety of common bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella, that can be transmitted between pets and humans.

ワ ク チ ン Does a vaccine against pneumonia protect you from the new coronavirus?

No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as the pneumococcal vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are working on vaccine development against the new coronavirus, and the WHO is supporting this effort. These vaccines are not effective against the new coronavirus, but to protect your health, vaccination against respiratory diseases is highly recommended.

で き Can regular rinsing of the nose with saline prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

No. There is no evidence that regular rinsing of the nose with saline solution has protected people from transmission of the new coronavirus. There is limited evidence that regular rinsing of the nose with saline can lead to rapid recovery from the cold. However, flushing your nose does not prevent respiratory infections.

か Can gargle with a gargle prevent the infection of the new coronavirus?

No. There is no evidence that a new type of coronavirus protects against the use of mouthwash. Some mouthwash products can remove certain microorganisms in saliva in the mouth for several minutes. However, this does not protect you from the new coronavirus infection.

食 べ る Can eating garlic prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus?

Garlic is a healthy ingredient with some antibacterial properties. However, there is no evidence that eating garlic was protected from the new coronavirus infection in the current infection.

塗 Does sesame oil prevent new coronavirus from entering the body?

No. Sesame oil does not kill the new coronavirus. Some chemical disinfectants can generally kill new types of coronavirus. These include bleach and chlorine-based disinfectants, as well as peracetic acid and chloroform. However, applying it to the skin or under the nose has little or no effect on the virus. Applying these chemicals to your skin can be dangerous.

Does the new coronavirus affect the elderly? Or will young people be affected?

People of all ages can be infected with the new coronavirus. The elderly and those who already have the condition (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) seem to be more susceptible to infection by the virus. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, including maintaining hand and finger and respiratory hygiene.

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating new coronaviruses?

No, antibiotics do not work on viruses, only on bacteria. The new coronavirus is a virus, so do not use antibiotics as a means of prevention or treatment. However, if you are hospitalized for a new coronavirus infection, antibiotics may be given because of the possibility of bacterial infection.

ま す Are there any specific drugs to prevent or treat the new coronavirus?

To date, no specific drug has been recommended for the prevention or treatment of the new coronavirus. However, people infected with the virus need appropriate medical care to alleviate and treat their symptoms, and those who are severely affected need optimal supportive care. Several specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO supports a variety of partners to accelerate their R & D efforts.