Corona virus which continues to spread to more countries has infected over 14,000 people since it was detected in China(Wuhan city) and more than 250 people have died so far, all in China and almost all in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital.
The disease can be transmitted through sneezing or coughing, which disperse droplets of body fluids such as saliva or mucus.
According to scientists, cough and sneezes can travel several feet and start suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.
How to Protect Yourself
In terms of self-protection and containing the virus, experts agree that, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly with soap; cover your face when coughing or sneezing; visit a doctor if you have symptoms and avoid direct contact with live animals in affected areas.
Source: [Al Jazeera News]