Wuhan novel coronavirus facts, not fiction 

Confusing advice and opinion about coronavirus doing the rounds? Exactly what we thought. So we're sharing information and links from trusted sources who really do know what they're talking about. No drama. Just the facts to help keep you informed and safe.


What is Wuhan novel coronavirus? 

Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans.The risk of getting the illness in the UK is low according to the National Health Service (NHS).


What are the symptoms of Wuhan novel coronavirus? 

Symptoms usually include:

tick feeling tired

tick difficulty breathing

tick a high temperature

tick a cough


How is Wuhan novel coronavirus spread between people? 

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how Wuhan novel coronavirus spreads from person to person, but similar viruses spread by cough droplets.


What is the risk of catching Wuhan novel coronavirus in the UK?

If there is a case in the UK, health professionals will aim to contact anyone who has been in close contact with the infected person. If you have not been contacted, be reassured you are extremely unlikely to catch Wuhan novel coronavirus.


What is the advice for travellers returning from Wuhan, China?

If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

tick stay indoors and avoid contact with other people

tick call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city

tick If you are in Northern Ireland, call a GP.

Please follow the latest advice from the National Health Service on limiting the potential spread of infection, even if you do not have symptoms of the virus. 


What is the treatment for Wuhan novel coronavirus? 

There is no specific treatment for Wuhan novel coronavirus. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms


Protecting yourself and others from getting sick 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put together standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

tick Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

tick When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.

tick Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.

tick If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.

tick When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals.

tick The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.


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Useful links about Wuhan novel coronavirus

We hope you find these links informative and trustworthy. If you wish to suggest additional sources of information that could benefit others, please contac us so we can share them:


UK Health Advice


National Health Service (NHS)


Public Health England


Health Protection Scotland


Gwasanaethau a gwybodaeth Llywodraeth Cymru


An Roinn Sláinte




International Health Advice


World Health Organization


Wuhan Municipal Health Commission  




Science & Research Community


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EU)


MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


The BMJ 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)




Latest news bulletins on Wuhan novel coronavirus from around the world


China Daily






Products to help prevent Wuhan novel coronavirus 

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