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FAQ

The answers given are provided in the current state of knowledge and may be modified in the light of current research carried out by the competent medical authorities. Last updated 25 April 2020.

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What is the new Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that usually only affect animals. However, some have the ability to be transmitted from animals to humans. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a new type of coronavirus that can infect humans and was first detected in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. There is still a lot of unknown data about this virus and the infectious disease it causes.

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Is this virus comparable to SARS or seasonal flu?

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When do the symptoms of COVID-19 appear?

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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How long do the symptoms of COVID-19 last?

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Should I be worried about COVID-19?

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How is COVID-19 transmitted?

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Is it possible to become infected with the virus through contact with a person who has no symptoms of COVID-19?

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Are COVID-19 and SARS the same?

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Is there a treatment for COVID-19?

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Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating COVID-19?

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Is there a vaccine against COVID-19?

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I'm pregnant. Are there any special risks?

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What can I do to protect myself from the risk of infection?

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What should I do if I have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19?

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Is it important to wear the mask to protect myself?

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Can disposable masks be reused?

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How should you wash your hands?

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What are the instructions for handling a mask?

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How can I clean my house properly?

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How long does the virus survive on a surface?

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Can pets develop or transmit COVID-19 to humans?

Fakenews on COVID-19

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Can you kill COVID-19 in 30 seconds with a hand dryer like the ones in public restrooms?

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The COVID-19 virus cannot be transmitted in hot and humid climates?

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Can COVID-19 be transmitted by mosquito bites?

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Is COVID-19 transmitted through food?

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Can I reuse a mask? Can I wash it? Can I sterilize it with hand sanitizer?

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Is it possible to kill the virus with a UV lamp for disinfection?

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Can the new coronavirus be killed by spraying alcohol or chlorine on the body?

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Do pneumonia vaccines protect against COVID-19?

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Rinsing your nose regularly with a saline solution can prevent infection with COVID-19?

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Does garlic consumption prevent COVID-19 infection?

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Does the application of sesame oil on the skin prevent VID-19 from entering the body?

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Does COVID-19 only affect the elderly or can it also affect young people?

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Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating new COVID-19 infection?

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I have seen on the Internet food supplements to prevent or treat coronaviruses. Are they useful?

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Is the ingestion of hot liquids effective in combating COVID-19?

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Does children's urine protect against COVID-19?

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Could cocaine protect against COVID-19?

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