Coronaviruses are represented by a family of 40 species that can infect humans, domestic and wild animals. It was first isolated in 1965 from material taken from a patient with acute rhinitis. A feature of the representatives of this family is the ability to evolve.
For humans, this type of infection is a new concept. Much is unknown about the disease. This circumstance creates panic among people. And some unscrupulous businessmen are even trying to profit from this by manipulating human health.
Why is it considered that Greenland is not afraid of the coronavirus?
Genetically, the new coronavirus is similar to the pathogen that is common among bats. What we see today is the result of mutation. The result was that the virus began to spread among people.
Scientists believe that the mutation occurred in the body of the pangolin, which is a type of lizard with the ability to roll into a ball. The man became infected while skinning him. It is no coincidence that the first infection was detected in the wild animal market exactly where pangolims were sold. The genetic code of the virus isolated from pangolim is 99% similar to human coronaviruses.
It is believed that in Greenland there is a low probability of contracting this pathogen. Data on diseases in Greenland are not available. When planning a trip to these places, you should familiarize yourself with the list of countries that are unfavorable for COVID-19.
Some air carriers have not canceled flights to Greenland, but have limited them due to the coronavirus epidemic. Flight schedule is subject to change.
What is the new coronavirus really afraid of?
The new coronavirus is afraid of high temperatures, boiling. With him, he is guaranteed to die. The pathogen does not feel comfortable in the presence of disinfectants, some other points. Although the disease has not been studied, it is not in the first place in the list of causes of mortality.
The mortality rate is approaching 10%. High mortality is also observed with ordinary influenza under appropriate conditions (risk contingent, which includes the elderly and patients with concomitant pathologies).
Don't underestimate the danger either. With infection, pneumonia develops rapidly, which leads to death.
Compared to the common flu, this infection spreads among humans even during the incubation period.
An infection imported from China (Wuhan Province) can be prevented. It makes sense to use antiviral ointments. For example, the well-known oxolinic ointment. Before you go outside, it is laid in the nasal passages.
If on the way from work you had to visit crowded places (transport, metro), you need to rinse your throat and nose with preparations that contain sea salt. Also, the nose and throat are treated with water-based antiseptics (miramestin).
Do not wash your nose with soapy water. It dries the mucosa, which contributes to more efficient absorption of viruses.
Work and home premises are often ventilated with regular wet cleaning.
Many are interested in the question of at what temperatures the virus dies. It has been established that the virus dies if it is exposed to a temperature of at least 50 degrees for 30 minutes. Scientists say that the pathogen is perfectly preserved in a frozen state.
If the temperature in the environment is increased and is 40 degrees, the death of the virus occurs very quickly. But at room temperature, it retains its viability for up to several days.
With an increase in the normative indicators of body temperature, it can be said with certainty that foreign damaging factors of an infectious nature have penetrated into the body. If there is no temperature reaction, we can talk about problems in the immune system.
At a temperature of 37.5 degrees, the virus begins to experience discomfort. There is a partial death. As the temperature rises, the number of dead viruses increases.
There is no special patented disinfectant aimed at combating this infection. It is required to observe the rules of personal hygiene. After coming home, you should thoroughly wash the bunches with soap. It is better to use a special disinfectant soap.
Bring disinfectant wipes or liquid with you. The basis in them is represented by ethanol with a concentration of at least 60%. The Chinese coronavirus has low resistance to disinfectants, so the result will be. The use of chlorine-based preparations is recommended. Apply a solution of bleach, chloramine B. More gentle are such drugs as Aquaadez, UniSeptic.
Thus, by observing simple rules of personal hygiene, you can minimize the risk of coronovirus disease.