Corona Virus Interview Preparation Guide
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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory, Learn more about the Coronavirus by using this Coronavirus Interview Questions Guide

36 Coronavirus Questions and Answers:

1 :: Please explain what are the symptoms of 2019 nCoV?

People who are infected with 2019 nCoV have developed mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and potentially respiratory distress. There are many types of illnesses that can cause these types of respiratory symptoms. Individuals who have these symptoms and have had traveled to China in the last 14 days prior to symptom onset or have had close contact with someone with 2019 nCoV should be medically evaluated.

2 :: Explain me how can we help protect ourself?

CDC advises that people follow these tips to help prevent respiratory illnesses:
☛ Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
☛ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
☛ Avoid close contact with people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
☛ Stay home when you are sick.
☛ Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
☛ Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

3 :: Tell me should I be tested for 2019-nCoV?

If you develop a fever1 and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after travel from China, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your recent travel or close contact. If you have had close contact2 with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from this area, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for 2019-nCoV.

4 :: How is Coronavirus diagnosed?

Infection with 2019-nCoV is diagnosed by finding evidence of the virus in respiratory samples such as swabs from the throat or fluid from the lungs. Testing for 2019-nCoV is done in public health laboratories.

5 :: Do you know what are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.

6 :: Please explain what is 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV)?

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally.

7 :: Explain me what are the treatments for 2019 nCoV?

Currently, there are no specific treatments recommended for illnesses caused by 2019 nCoV. Medical care is supportive to help relieve symptoms.

8 :: Please explain is 2019-nCoV the same as the MERS-CoV or SARS virus?

No. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. The recently emerged 2019-nCoV is not the same as the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). However, genetic analyses suggest this virus emerged from a virus related to SARS.

9 :: Tell us what are the symptoms?

Most cases have had fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

10 :: Explain me why does not the coronavirus have a less technical name yet, like Ebola or Zika?

The virus's temporary name, according to the World Health Organization, is 2019 nCoV. It's a combination of the year the virus first emerged and the abbreviation for "novel corona virus," a term indicating that the virus is a strain that has not been previously identified.

The virus is also referred to as "Wuhan corona virus," after the city where it first emerged.

Adalja anticipates that another name will emerge soon. "This is a very new virus, and the virology community is trying to come up with a name for it," he says. But naming a virus requires great care, because there can be negative repercussions, he adds.