According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 5 new people have just been confirmed to have novel coronavirus COVID-19 in our state.
All 5 of the new cases are in Wake County, and all 5 recently traveled to Boston for the recent BioGen conference. These cases are not related to the other Wake County individual who tested positive for the virus last week.
All 5 new cases are in self-quarantine at their homes homes.
The Wake County Public Health Division is now working to identify close contacts of the new cases.
According to the CDC, patients with confirmed CoVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
- shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of CoVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.
Some of the best ways to protect against the coronavirus include;
- Wash your hands often with antiviral soap, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are are coughing or sneezing.
- Using NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine)
- Using probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)
- Immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3
If you have any questions about CoVID-19 you can call 866-462-3821 or submit questions online at ncpoisoncontrol.org.