FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is it diagnosed?
Molecular tests required to detect the new Coronavirus are available in our country.
They work in the laboratories of the General Directorate of Public Health.
Is there a medicine to prevent or treat?
Currently, there is no known specific treatment for the disease.
Necessary supportive treatment is applied according to the general condition of the patient.
Is it treated with antibiotics?
Antibiotics are not used to prevent or treat infections caused by viruses.
Is there a vaccine?
There is no vaccine developed for the new Coronavirus yet.
However, vaccine development studies and treatment studies continue.
Who is more affected?
In line with the data obtained, the risk of infection in the elderly and those with chronic diseases is high.
Can pets kept at home transmit the new coronavirus?
Pets such as cats / dogs that are kept at home are not expected to be infected with the New Coronavirus.
Hands should always be washed with soap and water after contact with pets. Thus, protection against diseases that can be transmitted from animals will be provided.
Will rinsing the nose with saline help prevent new coronavirus infection?
No. There is no evidence that washing the nose with saline protects people against New Coronavirus infection.
New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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