the Danes should not be afraid of being infected with the deadly coronavirus, saith the assessment from the Statens Serum Institut.
- the Risk, we assess, is low.
- There is no change in the risk assessment, even if now seen cases in France, says Tyra Grove Krause, who is chief physician and head of department at Statens Serum Institut.
the Virus has spread to large parts of the world, and Friday was three cases found in France. In addition, there are noted cases in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, south Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, USA and Australia.
at the time Of writing is almost 1300 persons reported as infected, while 42 persons have lost their lives. No the danes are, however, reported infected.
the Virus is supposed to be sprung at a market in the city of Wuhan in southern China, and it is not yet known how big the spread is from person to person.
- even Though there are seen cases outside of China, so they all come from Wuhan.
- It is the most obvious, we see it in countries, which receive many more travellers from China than Denmark, informs Tyra Grove Krause.
the Head will also provide that SSI has not yet been contacted by any danes, located in Wuhan and is exhibiting symptoms.
Staying in the moment in China, so one should not panic.
- You should relate completely, as usual. If you become seriously ill, then you should of course contact the doctor, says Tyra Grove Krause, which additionally informs us that only the travellers from Wuhan, which will be under suspicion.
the national board of Health has issued a guide with answers to the most common questions about coronavirussen. Here inform you also that the Danish authorities are following developments closely.
the Health advice for travellers
the Risk of getting the disease is, according to the national board of Health very little, if you take a number of precautions:To wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. The use of evs. håndsprit.To ensure good fødevarehygiejneAt avoid contact with live and dead animals, fol.a. on madmarkederAt avoid close contact with ill persons with symptoms from the respiratory tract (cough and sputum)To investigate the conditions in the health service in the country, you must travel to, f.ex. through local business contacts, friends or familierelationerAt make sure that your travel insurance covers repatriation in case of illness or accident. Thus you reduce the risk of being exposed to infection on the local clinics or hospitals.
Source: the national board of Health