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Showing posts with label 2019-nCoV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2019-nCoV. Show all posts

Monday, February 10, 2020

Four nCoV PUIs in Cordillera tested negative of the Corona virus infection

Photo Courtesy || PIA Cordillera
Cordillera - The four initially declared persons under investigation (PUI) in Cordillera last week has been tested negative of the Corona infection, local health officials reported on Monday. 
During a press briefing, health officials from the Diseases Prevention and Control Cluster of the Department of Health Cordillera said the 4 individuals have been tested negative after the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine showed tests done on respiratory samples from them turned out negative. 

Earlier, DOH-CAR reported that the four PUIs, three of them are women and a two years old voluntarily submitted themselves for infections after arriving from Hong Kong.

Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Cluster Dr. Jinnefer Joyce Pira calls on the public not to panic and stay healthy. 

She advises everyone to keep their immune system strong, keep their body warm and eat healthy foods. 

She encourages the public to practice proper hygiene and hand washing, observe proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing by covering their mouth.

Pira also reiterated the health department's public advisory for the judicious use of masks to prevent the shortage of surgical and N95 masks.
She said that people of good health do not need to use face masks instead use only by those persons/care health provider who are caring for the sick person with respiratory infection/symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and fever. 

N95 masks must be reserved for healthcare and other frontline workers, Pira added.

source || PIA Cordillera

Monday, January 27, 2020

Cordillera remains free of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus - DOH-CAR

Cordillera - The Department of Health-Center for Health Development-Cordillera has confirmed that the region is still free from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to the Philippine Information Agency Cordillera. 

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus more specially, a coronavirus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. 

China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread however, a growing number of patients reportedly have not contacted the disease from animal contact, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring, according the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The DOH-Cordillera is reminding the public to practise cleanliness among individuals and their surroundings to prevent the entry of the 2019-nCoV in the Cordillera. 

It also encourages all health workers to be vigilant and take extra precautionary measures when in contact with patients with acute respiratory infection, especially those with travel history to Wuhan China.

Meanwhile, the DOH yesterday has confirmed that there are no cases of 2019-nCoV in the Philippines.

Here are some additional tips to prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV. 

Everyone should practice good hygiene and necessary measures to protect against any kind of viral infections.

1.Washing your hands.
2. Covering your mouth while coughing or sneezing.
3. Avoiding contact with wild or farm animals. 
4. Boosting your immune system to fight infections.
5. Avoiding contact with sick people.
6. Avoid traveling to places where 2019-nCoV are declared hot zones.


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