Corona Virus Transmission Through Goods Sent From The Affected Area

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I just got this shipment from China, is there any potential for contracting the corona virus from the item? Thanks for the explanation

1 Answer:

Hello Tri,


Thank you for the question.

Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) virus infections are currently in much talk. This virus is thought to spread from the city of Wuhan, China, and has spread to various other countries, such as Thailand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States. Clinically, nCoV infection is similar to other symptoms of ARI (acute respiratory infection), which is characterized by fever, weakness, lethargy, fatigue, coughing, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, and so on. However, if not detected early and treated properly, this disease can lead to deadly respiratory distress.


Transmission of the nCoV virus occurs mainly through direct contact with splashes of respiratory tract mucus, for example when a person coughs, sneezes, or spits carelessly. However, indirect contact with objects that are contaminated with phlegm splashes containing viruses, for example when shaking hands, exchanging tissue, exchanging food and drinking utensils, even contact with animals that are contaminated with viruses are also very at risk of transmitting the virus.


Regarding your condition, goods originating from China are indeed at risk of being infected with the nCoV virus. However, during the trip which generally takes a long time, the potential for this virus to stay alive seems very small, given the unsupportive environment. Therefore, you don't need to worry too much, right? You can do the following prevention efforts to minimize your virus contamination from the item:

When opening the packaging, use a mask and gloves
Dispose of the packaging in a safe place, burn if necessary
Make it a habit to wash your hands with antiseptic soap and clean baths every day
Increase endurance by adopting a healthy, balanced nutritious diet, resting 6-8 hours a day, regularly exercising, drinking more water, and not taking any medication

If you then experience the symptoms as mentioned above, do not hesitate to check with your doctor or internist in order to be evaluated and treated further yes ..


I hope this helps.

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