The World Health Organization stated that this new strain of Coronavirus has not been seen before in people. Coronaviruses can transfer between animals and people. There are many Coronaviruses in animals that have not yet transferred to people. Symptoms of infection from Coronavirus disease can include fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, and even DEATH. People with other medical conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, or diabetes and elderly people are more at risk of getting severe cases of Coronavirus.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated on their website that Coronavirus can lead to DEATH. This is a new type of virus that has infected people in 37 countries including the United States. Not all people with Coronavirus experience the symptoms right away or at all but can still infect many other people. Currently there is no vaccine and no treatment for this Coronavirus disease. Hundreds of people have been tested for Coronavirus so far in the United States.
The current states with Coronavirus are: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The list of appropriate face masks will help you decide which mask you need to protect yourself against the Coronavirus disease. Some viruses have oil in their structures so choosing the right mask is very important. The masks have different letters and numbers. "N" Not resistant to oil, "R" is partially Resistant to oil, and "P" is oil-Proof, or very resistant to oil. You will also see a number next to the letter, like N95. The number is for the percentage of stuff it can filter out (95 is 95% of the stuff that the mask can filter out). If you want 100% of the particulates filtered out, then look for N100, R100, or P100 masks. Masks can be multi-use or disposable. Other protection includes gowns and gloves. Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and staying away from people with Coronavirus Disease can also help.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a list and image on how to know if your mask is approved by the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- Name of business or trademark that was approved by NIOSH
- NIOSH logo or NIOSH in block letters
- NIOSH Testing and Certification approval number
- NIOSH filter series and filter efficiency level such as N95, R99, P100
- Model number or part number