Timely diagnosis is one of the most important measures in the event of a threat of the emergence and spread of a new coronavirus. The scientific organizations in less than 7 days after the appearance of information on the gene structure of the new coronavirus developed two variants of diagnostic kits for determining the presence of the virus in the human body. The kits are based on the molecular genetic research method, the so-called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Using this method gives test systems significant advantages. In the current situation, with regard to the increase in the potential risk of importing and spreading the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV in the territory, healthcare practitioners recall the advisability of using a disposable medical mask as an effective measure for the prevention of infection and the spread of infection.
Coronavirus 2019 – nCoV is transmitted from person to person through close contact, through micro drops of respiratory secretions that form when infected people talk, sneeze, or cough. Also, infection can occur as a result of direct or indirect contact of a healthy person with the respiratory secretions of an infected person.
The use of a disposable medical mask prevents drops of respiratory secretions, which may contain viruses, from entering the body of a healthy person through the nose and mouth. It is important to wear a mask when caring for a family member with symptoms of a viral respiratory illness. If you are sick or have symptoms of a viral respiratory illness, wear a mask before approaching other people.
If you have symptoms of a viral respiratory illness and you need to see a doctor, wear a mask in advance to protect others in the waiting area. If the mask is wet, it should be replaced with a new one. A disposable medical mask, when used correctly, is a reliable and effective method to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection and prevent the spread of influenza.