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用肥皂洗手15-20秒才能有效地杀死病毒 [引用]

“Only 5 percent of us actually wash our hands for the 15-20 seconds you need to wash your hands for in order for it to be effective, but that is the best way to immunize yourself against the virus,” the host of “The Dr. Oz Show" said. 用肥皂洗手15-20秒才能有效地杀死病毒

Dr. Oz on how to protect against coronavirus: Why paper surgical masks are not effective

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Mehmet Oz told “Fox & Friends” hosts Monday that the best way to prevent infection is quite simple.

 
 

“You can just wash your hands with regular old soap is just fine. Get the junk off your fingers or don’t touch your face with them,” Oz said.

 

“Only 5 percent of us actually wash our hands for the 15-20 seconds you need to wash your hands for in order for it to be effective, but that is the best way to immunize yourself against the virus,” the host of “The Dr. Oz Show" said.

He explained that paper surgical masks are ineffective since the virus particles can travel right through the material. However, Oz said the masks will at least stop a person from touching their mouth and spreading germs to themselves in that manner.

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK FUELS MEDICAL SUPPLY SHORTAGE IN CHINA, AS MORE THAN 37,500 INFECTED GLOBALLY

 

Dr. Oz said the coronavirus is much more infectious than seasonal flu.

"If you get it, you're gonna give it to 2.2 people statistically. ... Seasonal flu is 1.3. ... That magnitude of difference dramatically changes the equation, makes it harder to quarantine and allows it to spread within a cruise ship immediately," he said.

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On Monday, China’s health ministry said another 3,062 cases had been reported over the previous 24 hours, raising the Chinese mainland’s total to 40,171 (40,600 globally). The number of deaths grew by 97 to 908.

Almost all of the new fatalities were in and around Wuhan in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

In addition to the cases in mainland China, Hong Kong has had 29 cases, including one death, while Macao has had 10 cases.

While there has been debate on whether or not the coronavirus outbreak has been self-inflicted due to China’s “authoritarian government,” Oz said that “events like this ought to bring us together.”

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

Don’t panic or spread misinformation about coronavirus, UC Irvine scientists say

Dr. Albert Chang was among the panelists who spoke at a UC Irvine panel discussion on coronavirus with physicians from the county health care agency and several epidemiologists from the university on Monday, February 10, 2020. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)
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While researchers continue to gather information on coronavirus, most Americans are at relatively low risk of infection, UC Irvine scientists and health specialists emphasized during a panel held Monday night, Feb. 10, to calm concerns and share accurate information.

The vast majority of cases of what’s officially known as 2019 novel coronavirus have been in China, and most people diagnosed outside China had recently traveled there, said Matthew Zahn, the Orange County Health Care Agency’s medical director of communicable disease control, who participated along with seven faculty members in the panel hosted by UCI.

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    Alison Holman was one of the panelists at UC Irvine’s discussion on coronavirus with physicians from the county health care agency and several epidemiologists from the university on Monday, February 10, 2020. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

 
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Alison Holman was one of the panelists at UC Irvine’s discussion on coronavirus with physicians from the county health care agency and several epidemiologists from the university on Monday, February 10, 2020. (Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer)

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About 120 people attended.

“The short answer really is unless you have recent travel history to Hubei Province in China, the risk to U.S. residents here is very low at the moment,” said Sanghyuk Shin, who directs UCI’s Infectious Disease Science Initiative.

 

As of Monday, 28 countries have reported cases of coronavirus, and six U.S. states including California, Arizona and Washington had confirmed cases, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State public health officials said six Californians have tested positive for the virus, including one case each in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

As more is learned about coronavirus, research is also finding the fatality rate appears to be around 1%, as compared with the 8% death rate during the 2003 SARS outbreak, UCI public health professor Andrew Noymer said.

Panelists at Monday’s seminar said rumors and misinformation have been widespread, including among the school’s own population.

Since the Orange County case went public Jan. 25, “the questions started coming right away,” UCI Student Health Center Medical Director Albert Chang said.

 

Social media posts falsely indicated a UCI student was ill and isolated on campus – officials said there has been no case reported connected to UCI. Some students have skipped classes out of concern, and a petition was started to shut down the campus.

“In the beginning of this we put boxes of masks out and they just disappeared. People were grabbing them by the handful,” Chang said.

Students have told UCI officials about discrimination against people of Asian descent, even though ethnic background is unrelated to coronavirus risk, Shin said,

“One of the ways to sort of combat fear is to be equipped with good knowledge,” Shin said.

The university has created an online clearinghouse for information, the student health center’s medical director recorded a podcast on the issue, and faculty experts put together Monday’s public talk, all in the hope of stemming the flood of misinformation about the illness.

Li Zhang, who joined UCI last summer to teach in the global and international studies program, said she and her husband responded to the event invite as soon as they got it because many of her students from China have been anxious and lacking in information and she wanted to be able to answer their concerns.

Computer science students Albert Le and Elizabeth Wen said they came to get the facts, not because they were worried about getting sick. “I think it’s good to be informed,” Le said.

As winter wanes and warm weather comes, the likelihood of a large outbreak in the U.S will dwindle, because respiratory infections are less likely to spread during summer in temperate climates like ours, Noymer said.

Officials with UCI and the Orange County Health Care Agency agree on several tips for those who are worried about coronavirus.

  • Get a flu shot. There’s not yet a vaccine for coronavirus, but the CDC estimates that since October, more than 22 million Americans have gotten a flu-related illness and at least 12,000 deaths are attributed to it.
  • Wash your hands, especially after using the bathroom, before eating and if you’re coughing or sneezing.
  • If you’re sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home from work or school; avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you have questions or concerns, go to an authoritative source such as the CDC, the World Health Organization or Orange County Health Care Agency.

 

 

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