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Currently, the number of cases, the countries concerned and information on international risk areas or areas particularly affected in Germany can be found on the side of the Robert Koch Institute under and.
The new coronavirus is transmitted from human to human. The main mode of transmission seems droplet infection. This transfer can be done for people directly from people when droplets containing the virus reached the lining of the airways. Also the transmission of infection through hand contact, which was brought to the mucosa of the mouth or nose and conjunctiva contacts, in principle, not excluded. What role smear infection, is not known. So far, the chain of infection often identified the best, by direct transmission. As the droplets described.
The new coronavirus was found in a stool sample affected. Is the new coronavirus can spread clarified seat is not conclusive. (See also the question “How can you protect yourself against infection” and “Do wear full face protection flavor in the general population to protect against acute respiratory tract infection?”).
At this time, it is assumed that may be needed after the infection of 1 to 14 days, symptoms appear. On average, this is called the incubation period is 5 to 6 days.
The most common symptoms of fever and cough were reported. Course of the disease, however, is not specific, diverse and very varied. Therefore, no general statement to the disease “typical” can be made.
The infection may cause no symptoms, but there is also the course of disease with severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and possibly death. Most often, however mild disease course. It is evident from that obtained in the case of China.
There is currently no vaccine available that protects against infection with the new coronavirus. The world’s worked hard on these vaccines and a number of candidate vaccines, according to WHO, are already in development. When the vaccine will be available to protect against this new coronavirus, however, has not yet said.
The current estimate of the Robert Koch Institute on the situation in Germany can be found.
It is not clear how many people will be infected in total in Germany with the coronavirus. Estimates of up to 70% of the population, however, it is unclear how long this will happen. Implications for Germany can not be predicted. It might be more difficult than with a severe flu outbreak, but this action can also extend lighter, which can not be predicted.
Residents can help to limit the spread of the virus by taking into account the following recommendations:
choice in an area where more aware of cases found in the Robert Koch Institute.
can be found in infektonsschutz.de
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As with influenza and other respiratory diseases and protect the good adherence (about 1 to 2 meters) and before transmission of a new coronavirus. Also on the handshake should have to werden.Generell liberated people of respiratory symptoms d. h. Symptoms of the respiratory tract, having stayed at home
Despite the severe cases can also occur in individuals without pre-existing conditions, have the following groups of people at increased risk for severe cases.
People with certain pre-existing conditions.
For more information and support for people with a high risk of severe disease, see
Notes on the prevention and management of diseases in old people’s and nursing homes, see.
For the coronavirus that can be found in infektionsschutz.de.
According to the data that has gone before is a symptom in children is pronounced significantly lower than in adults. There is no data about children and the contribution of young people actually in transmission in the population. Due to the high viral infectivity and close contact between children and young people with each other, however, it seems reasonable that the transfer takes place.
Pregnant looked WHO and their data, according to China there is no increased risk of severe course of the disease have. There is so far no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted to the unborn child. A transfer to the new-born child is possible through close contact and droplet infection. So far, however, no evidence of new coronavirus in breast milk. Currently there are insufficient data to these and other questions about COVID-19 sure of the answers in pregnancy.
A further deployment of new coronavirus in Germany is to be slowed down as much as possible. For this purpose it is necessary that people who contact people have where coronavirus detected in the laboratory to identify, and – depending on the individual’s risk of infection – their health for a maximum period of time between infection and the appearance of symptoms (14 days) is to observe, if necessary, also in domestic quarantine.
Robert Koch Institute, which can be adjusted by the competent health authorities in consideration of the purpose of protection of the local situation.
health department determine the concrete procedures for contact persons in each case. Among the recommendations of the Ministry of Health may include staying home to keep away from others as well as to ensure good ventilation of the living and sleeping areas and are not sharing household items like dishes and laundry with others without these items in advance as usual to wash. If possible, a private bathroom should be used. Hygiene items should not be shared and laundry to be washed regularly and thoroughly as usual. Adherence to, use disposable tissues when blowing your nose and regularly is very important so that the virus in the event of infection unnecessarily spread around.
members contact person in everyday life can help to recordable by purchase. Close body contact should be avoided. They can also help to ensure good ventilation of the living room and bedroom, and pay attention to hand hygiene on a regular basis. Surfaces with which the person comes into contact, such as a table or handle of the door must be cleaned regularly with a household cleaner,., Who is at high risk of having been infected
Quarantine needs. This is the case,
There is quarantined, anyone who had a lower risk of having been infected. This is the case when
Those who work with people with pre-existing conditions. But as in a hospital or in the elderly, the company must inform the doctor in any case. Conduct daily self-monitoring of symptoms by: and for all correct. If signs of respiratory infection types occur: see also the question “Should be started on respiratory diseases, examinations, even if it is only mild symptoms (coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.).”
If you call someone?. have family, friends and acquaintances who in turn have contacts with laboratory-confirmed patients coronavirus, but completely healthy, not in quarantine. In this case there is no contact person has an increased risk of disease COVID-19 and can infect anyone. In the case of respiratory symptoms, but you should be tested (see also the question “Will begin on respiratory diseases, examinations, even if it is only mild symptoms (coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.)?”).
even before test results are available, you have to isolate itself, d. h. stay at home, avoid all contact close below 2 meters, according to the good hand hygiene and contact withOther (if any) to wear mouth-nose protection.
A laboratory examination should be performed only when signs of the disease to clarify the cause. In healthy people, the sound test in a novel coronavirus exist about whether it could hurt. In addition, so capacity testing need not be burdened.
Not all of the disease after infection with the new coronavirus walking difficult, with most in China reported cases of the disease are mild. Center for treatment of infections, best supportive measures commensurate with the gravity of the disease. A certain, namely against the new coronavirus itself targeted therapy is not currently available.
The most important step and effective for personal protection and to protect others from infection with respiratory pathogens is good compliance and that (about 1 to 2 meters) disease-suspects. These steps are given flu but anywhere, anytime angeraten.Wenn one fell ill with acute respiratory infection people should move in public spaces, can wear a full face protection (eg, surgical mask) allows this person to to reduce the risk infecting others with droplets produced by coughing or sneezing, (foreign protection).
for optimal effectiveness, it is important that the full facial protection is properly seated. It should be worn fitted and changed when saturated. While wearing it should not (even unconsciously) move. Let us suggest whether this measure is recommended in certain cases, the mask is suitable for you and how to make a mask correctly or changes from a health professional.
However, there is no sufficient evidence that wearing the full-face protection, the risk of infection in healthy people who use it, is reduced. According to WHO, wear masks in situations where this is not recommended, can create a false sense of security. This can cause Hygienemaßnamen center as good hand hygiene is ignored.
coronavirus that causes respiratory disease, usually transmitted through secretions from the respiratory tract. If this infectious secretions on the hands and touch such as the face, could also take place in this way transfer. Therefore, an important part of good prevention. In general: The transfer option on the surface depends on many different factors. For scientific studies on the subject under experimental conditions is not and can not reflect a realistic risk of transmission in everyday life.
Ask to transfer the risk of food and goods replied that the safety is responsibility.
Health recommendations when traveling abroad by the foreign office. Current information about the security situation in each country concerned is available on. Federal Center for Health Education and the Robert Koch Institute entered any recommendation and does not offer medical travel advice.
It is believed that the new coronavirus is from bats. Are other species serve as intermediate hosts of the virus between bats and humans is not yet known. At present, it is assumed that the first patients to be early December 2019 in a market in Wuhan in Hubei Province, China, is infected. A new coronavirus was given the official name of “SARS-CoV-2”, a respiratory disease that triggers it, is “COVID-19” called.
For further information (technical) of the new coronavirus is in the safety assessment for finden.Aktuelle of tourists in the affected areas. In addition, see the assessment of the situation in the yard .Hotlines for citizens to provide, among other things, the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), the Independent Patient Counseling Germany, as well as some state and health insurance.
The last update of this page: 03.18.2020
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