COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most alarming challenges that the world is facing nowadays. Unfortunately, It is beyond all a human crisis with serious health and socio-economic outcomes.
This page brings together the up-to-date information and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as clinical evidence and practices.
Moreover, we will be sharing the latest measures and strategies to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and protect the public health and healthcare sector.
What we need to know about Coronavirus /COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in Wuhan, China in 2019.
It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent the spreading of the COVID19 virus and protect him/herself and their loved ones. Therefore, we need to have a concise knowledge about the COVID 19 virus and its method of transmission and symptoms. Having the know-how and skills will help us to effectively fight the virus.
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How to slow down the spreading of the COVID19 virus?
We need to embrace these actions to become part of our safety culture and habits to protect us and the planet from the COVID-19 attack now and other diseases in the future.
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Prevention & Control of Transmission of COVID-19 In Dental Care Settings
Implementing the infection control and prevention methods and strategies eliminate the risk and prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in dental care settings.
Together we can beat this COVID-19 and prevent the spread of this disease.
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COVID-19 Updates from CDC
CDC has updated the current national COVID-19 infection control guidance for healthcare to include the recommendation all U.S. healthcare facilities put policies into place requiring everyone entering the facility to practice source control, regardless of symptoms.
This recommendation is intended to protect healthcare personnel by reducing their risk of exposure.
For more information on the CDC infection control update of COVID-19, click here.
NEW Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic
This roadmap initiated by the American College of Surgeons, American Hospital Association American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Surgeon General, and many medical specialties such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recommended interim cancelation of elective surgical procedures.
Facility readiness to resume elective surgery will vary by geographic location.
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Get The Latest Update of COVID -19 from WHO
Pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the WHO Country Office in China on 31 December 2019.
WHO is working 24/7 to analyze data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies, and manage expert networks.
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CDC Up-to-date Responds to COVID-19
CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person to person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease’s name is “coronavirus disease 2019” (“COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. Together we can fight back this Virus.
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Myths about COVID-19!
COVID-19 is spreading through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. People can get the infection by touching a contaminated surface and then their eyes, mouth, or nose.
We heard many storytellings about how the virus might be transmitting and prevent it. Unfortunately, most of the stories are wrong and they are not based on any clinical evidence.
The World Health Organization advises people to not be misleading with these myths.