Corona Virus Suspected Transmit from Human to Human

Corona virus seems to still be a threat to people around the world. In England again found a corona virus infection allegedly caused by human-to-human transmission.

Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama SPP (K), MARS, DTM & H, DTCE as Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health (P2PL) Ministry of Health said there was one case of infection corona virus where there is no history of traveling to Arab, but a relative of the patient before.

"So for this last case, there are allegations of early chances 'human to human transmission', although there is no ongoing transmission to other relatives," said Prof. Tjandra release received detikHealth, Saturday (16/02/2013).

Currently, treatment is carried out extensively in the UK and the results will continue to be reported through the mechanism of the International Health Regulations (IHR) to all countries including Indonesia.

From September 2012 to the present day corona virus infection had occurred in 11 cases where the two exist in Qatar, five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and two in England. Which five of them died.

Prof. Tjandra explained the general symptoms of the disease are high fever, shortness of breath and coughing, and lead to pulmonary disorders and severe airway. Treatment is done according to the rules in the hospital management of patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

"Until now there has been no 'travel restriction' to any country, as well as the vaccine is not yet available. Still very small number of cases and continues to be monitored closely by the WHO," said Prof. Tjandra.

For alertness, since October 2012 last P2PL MoH has made a circular to all the Port Health Office vigilance corona virus, as well as all district surveillance officers had been asked to increase surveillance of ILI and SARS.

Corona virus is a member of a large family of viruses, including the common cold and SARS. These viruses cause respiratory tract infections in humans and animals, as well as the possible spread through saliva when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Although some experts believe that the virus is not easily spread, but the patient and the nurses and doctors on duty are required to wear a mask and do the same protocols as infectious diseases to prevent the potential spread of the virus.