The North Carolina Department of Health and Human services has just announced that the second case of novel coronavirus COVID-19 in North Carolina has been confirmed.
The second person to test positive is a man living in Chatham County and is thought to have contracted the virus while on a recent trip to an area of Italy currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Chatham County man is now in self quarantine at home and is in stable condition, according to Chatham County Public Health Department officials.
NC health department officials are now identifying close contacts of the infected patient to attempt to contain the community spread.
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.