public health enemy

coronavirus

 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

CORONAVIRUS

ALIAS: “SARS, MERS, COVID19”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1911

Type: Enveloped Virus

Family: Coronaviridae

Associates: Humans, animals, birds

Area of Attack: Respiratory tract

Known Hideouts: Respiratory droplets, contaminated surfaces

Modus Operandi: Enters the respiratory tract and some cause pneumonia

CAUTION

Not all coronaviruses are alike. Some have shown the potential to cause serious infection and possibly death particularly in individuals with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, lung, cardiovascular and kidney disease.

SURVIVAL TIME
UP TO 5 DAYS

 

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection