WHO Myth-busters: Corona Virus

WHO Myth-busters: Corona Virus

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. There is a lot of false information around. Anaya Eye Hospital & Neuro Care Centre is sharing WHO Myth-busters on Corona Virus. These are the facts.

???? People of all ages CAN be infected by the corona virus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

❄ Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the corona virus.

☀ The corona virus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates

???? The corona virus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.

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???? There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the coronavirus.

???? Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus

???? Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus

???? Ultraviolet light SHOULD NOT be used for sterilization and can cause skin irritation

???? Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the coronavirus

???? Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body

???? Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the coronavirus.

???? There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus.

???? Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the coronavirus.

???? Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.

???? To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.

Check the facts on the WHO website

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