The World Health Organization, W.H.O has provided answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus, COVID-19 as Countries around the world battles the deadly virus.
In Nigeria, eight cases have been confirmed as at the time of filing this report, hence the more reason Nigerians and other people around the world are asking certain questions to give them more insight into how the virus can be contracted and contained.
Everyevery.ng has compiled the top 7 frequently asked questions and answers about Coronavirus as provided by the W.H.O.
Questions About Coronavirus
Question: How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?
The incubation period means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease.
Answer: Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 ranges from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.
Question: Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?
Answer: According to the W.H.O, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19, the virus is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
Question: Are there any medicines or therapies that can prevent or cure COVID-19?
Answer: There is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.
Question: Is there a vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19 ?
Answer: As at the time of filing this report, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19
Question: Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating theCOVID-19 ?
Answer: Antibiotics do not work agaisnt virus, they only work on bacterial infections.
Question: Who is at risk of developinng severe illness ?
Answer: Older persons and person with pre-existing medical conditions appear to develop serious illness.
Question: How likely am i to catch COVID-19 ?
Answer: People living in, or visiting places where COVID-19 is high stands the risk of getting infected.