By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal
Ilorin – Dr Lanre Olosunde, the President of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, has advised the Federal Government to step up screening at N8geria’s airports and borders to prevent the Coronavirus outbreak in China.
According to him, this can be achieved by ensuring that people from outside the shores of the country are properly screened at the point of entry.
The ARD president described coronavirus as a common virus that causes upper respiratory infection symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat and infection in the nose, sinuses or upper throat.
“According to theWebMD, in early January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified a new type: 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China.
“Most coronaviruses spread the same way other cold-causing viruses do: through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched.
“There is no vaccine for coronavirus and it can only be prevented through washing hands thoroughly with soaps and warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser is important.
“Keeping hands and fingers away from eyes, mouth and nose, while also avoiding contact with people infected,” Olusunde added.