Maltepe University Public Annoucement About The Coronaviruses

Public announcement from Maltepe University, regarding Coronavirus that originated in China.

About the Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses are a big virus family that leads to major illnesses such as influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), and severe acute respiratory syndrome. (SAR-CoV). 2019-nCoV, which is currently spreading worldwide, is one of the subtypes of coronaviruses.

Infections caused by those viruses are usually upper-respiratory infections such as runny nose, sore throat and fever. It can also cause pneumonia by affecting the lungs and lower-respiratory tract, and sometimes, it can result in death. However, most of the 2019-nCoV cases appear to be mild and relatively fewer than SARS AND MERS.

 

Protective Measures Against the Coronavirus

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In case of no water supply and soap, an alcohol-based hand antiseptic must be used.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth and nose with disposable tissue paper and discard tissue immediately into a closed bin. In case of no tissue paper, use your flexed elbow.
  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and other people who have symptoms of the flu and cold.
  • Ventilate your home and office rooms frequently.
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