The new coronary pneumonia has not completely resolved, and we cannot afford to relax, especially since there are new confirmed cases every day in Wuhan, Hubei, so how to prevent new coronary pneumonia is particularly important.
The digestive tract may be the transmission channel for the new coronavirus
The positive nucleic acid of the new coronavirus was detected in the feces of patients diagnosed with new corona pneumonia, indicating that the new coronavirus may be present in the feces. Professor Chen Shengliang said that this suggests that the digestive tract itself may also be the route of transmission, or it may be that the new coronavirus first enters the respiratory tract and then enters the digestive tract through the blood. In addition to the well-known respiratory tract transmission, new coronavirus in feces can also enter the body through physical contact, eating, etc., then colonize the respiratory tract through the blood, and then spread the virus through droplet transmission. "In general, the digestive tract may also be a transmission channel for the new coronavirus.
In the face of the epidemic, in addition to paying attention to respiratory symptoms and protecting the respiratory system, we must also pay attention to gastrointestinal symptoms (such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, etc.), block the spread of the digestive tract, and strengthen dietary health. Professor Chen Shengliang emphasized, "In terms of blocking the spread of the digestive tract, for suspected or risk-carrying groups, protective measures should be taken when isolating at home, such as dividing meals, separating toilets, or partitioning. Before entering a public place, before and after meals, or When touching finger-operated objects such as door handles and switch buttons, be sure to wash your hands frequently! "
Strengthen the vigilance of gastrointestinal symptoms
Patients with “atypical” new coronary pneumonia who present with digestive system symptoms first have typical respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough at the time of treatment, and only treat digestive system symptoms as the first manifestation, such as mild anorexia, fatigue, mental insufficiency, nausea and vomiting , Diarrhea, etc. Such "atypical" patients will also become a very important hidden source of infection, not only need to strengthen self-isolation, but also prompt the public to be more vigilant about digestive symptoms.
"For the prevention of new pneumonia, if the symptoms of the digestive system are accompanied by the characteristics of direct or indirect contact with the epidemiology, it must be screened at a medical institution that has the ability to investigate the epidemic." Epidemiological features include a history of contact with the affected area The contact history of people in the epidemic area, the experience of going in and out of public places such as dinners and taking public transportation, especially in the case of fever, must seek medical treatment immediately.