What is COVID-19?

Infomation for COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
The Corona Virus is a respiratory infection disease made from a new type of virus (SARS-CoV-2) and it first started In December 2019 at China (Wuhan). Corona-19 is spread by the saliva of a patient invading people's eyes-nose-mouth. If you get infected, there is a 2~14 day incubation period. After that, your body shows a 37.5℃ (99.5℉) fever, Coughs, and you have difficulty in breathing.These are the main symptoms, however, in some cases people rarely get infected bt no symptoms. Source : 네이버 지식백과 [ 시사 상식사전 ]

The Main symptoms of COVID-19
If you get infected by th virus, there is a 2~3 day incubation period and it can last to 2 weeks. Your body usually shows Symptoms including lethargy, high fever of over 37.5 degrees, coughs, a sore throat, phlegm, muscle pain, headaches, difficulty of breathing, and pneumonia. Due to lung Damage, the virus can lead patients to death.
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Prevention of national infection
1.If your body shows symptoms like coughing and difficulty in breathing, you should wear a mask - Especially when you go outside such as going to a hospital.

2. Wash your hands for 30 seconds in flowing water,

3. Don't touch your eyes-nose-mouth.

4. If you don't own a mask, use your sleeve to cover your mouth and nose.

5. Notify a Doctor if you went to a trip to another country.

6. If you suspect that you got infected by the virus, call to 1339, area code + 120 or a competent health center.
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COVID-19 Q & A

Q.What kind of virus is covid-19 ( infectious disease)
A. covid 19 is a virus that can spread to animals and people and currently, six types of covid 19 that can be transmitted to humans are known four of them are viruses that cause diseases such as colds and the other two are known as mers corona virus and sars corona virus The new covid-19 is known to spread to humans through pneumonia in Wuhan, china and current open base sequencing of the new covid-19 confirmed in kcdc that the new covid-19 is 89.1% with the bat-infected sars virus
Source : KCDC

Q. There is a new type of covid-19 in china. Can I visit?
A. The South Korean government has recently adjusted the travel alert level, with China's Hubei Province issuing a three-stage travel warning and all parts of China having a two-stage travel alert. For more information, check the information provided by the overseas infectious disease now
Source : KCDC


Q.What are precautions after traveling to China (including Wuhan city)? (Visit China)
A. If you have any fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, pneumonia, etc.) within 14 days of your visit to China's Hubei Province, please consult with the KCDC call center 1339 or the health center and visit select medical centers first to inform the medical team of your overseas travel history, minimize contact with others when experiencing symptoms, and obey to wear mask, cough etiquette, and hand washing..
Source : KCDC

Q.Which mask should I wear? (Infection Prevention Related)
A. The standard for masks used to prevent infectious diseases in everyday life is not provided. However, according to the WHO's recommendation,KCDC recommends that health care workers (medical staff, transport personnel, etc.) wear KF94 (N95) or equivalent respiratory protection devices when they are treated or transferred to suspected patients. It is important to maintain preventive effect when using a mask, so even if you wear a regular mask, please replace it frequently..
Source : KCDC

Q.I want to sterilize the surrounding environment to prevent infection. What can I do?(infection prevention related)
A. Environmental sterilizers are suitable for low levels of disinfectants such as sodium hypochlorite (lax), alcohol, phenolic compounds, ammonium compounds, peroxigen compounds, etc., and must comply with the manufacturer's recommendations for dilution ratios, contact time, and handling. If sodium hypochlorite (lax) is used, check the lax concentration sold on the market and dilute the effective chlorine concentration to 0.05% or 500 ppm. See the manufacturer's recommendation for dilution method, expiration date after dilution.
Source : KCDC

Q.Which hand sanitizer should I use?
A.To prevent infection through your hands, it is recommended that you wash your hands with soap for more than 30 seconds in running water. However, if you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety..
Source : KCDC

Q.How are covid-19 infections transmitted?
A.The covid-19's radio wave path is contact with droplet (saliva) and respiratory secretions (nose, phlegm, etc.). When a person who is infected with a covid-19 coughs or sneezes, droplet that flew into the air enter other people's respiratory system or touch the eyes, nose, and mouth, the virus invades through the mucous membrane and spreads.tients to death..
Source : KCDC

Q.I heard there is no definite cure. How are you treating it? (therapy)
A.There is no vaccine or cure yet. Just treating the symptoms.
Source : KCDC

Q.How do we act to the suspected Corona-19 patients that were investigated?
A.Using epidemiological survey, the suspected patients are hospitalized in the State-designated inpatient treatments, and get inspected. .
Source : KCDC

Q. How does the Covid-19 test proceed? (Inspection Related)
A. Diagnosis is possible with examination kits from the KCDC and 18 local health institutes and recently, we have developed a real-time gene detection test and are conducting tests more quickly. As a result, the inspection time was reduced to 6 hours (the time required to conduct the test may vary depending on the situation).Until now, all inspection costs are covered by the state, and private medical institutions are preparing for the inspection as soon as possible.If you do not have symptoms after a visit to China, you do not need to take a test, but you may experience symptoms later due to the incubation period, so if you experience symptoms within 14 days of your trip to China, please consult the call center 1339 or the health center of the KCDC.
Source : KCDC