New China virus: Symptoms and prevention | The Daily Star
09:45 PM, January 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:53 PM, January 23, 2020

New China virus: Symptoms and prevention

Amid fears of the breakout of a new coronavirus in China, the Directorate General of Health Services in Bangladesh has issued a press note informing people of the symptoms of the virus and precautionary methods that should be taken. 

Symptoms:

- Fever

- Coughing

- Tightness of the chest

- Shortness of breath

Precautionary measures:

- Wash hands with soap regularly.

- Be careful when approaching an infected person or traveling to an area where the virus is present.

- Keep infected people, livestock and wild animals away from others. This should apply whether the infected is dead or alive.

- Cover face while sneezing or coughing and do not spit out in the open.

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