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How Long Does SARS-CoV-2 Last on Surfaces? What We Know COVID-19

It’s on everybody’s mind, to some extent, right now. If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? The virus is thought to mainly spread through respiratory droplets. These are produced in a cloud when a person coughs or sneezes, or even talks. Some potentially-virus-laden droplets might end up getting breathed in by other people in the vicinity. But many of them end up landing on objects like door handles or water faucets.
 When that happens, infectious disease experts refer to that door handle as a fomite. And if a person then touches the fomite while the virus is still infectious, they can then spread it to new surfaces, or actually infect themselves. Fomites aren’t just for viruses -- any type of pathogen can create fomites -- but we’re talking about viruses… obvious reasons. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus particles don't last forever -- or even all that long. Eventually, the protein coat that allows the virus to actu…

Coronavirus, diplomats and consuls close to communities of foreign citizens

The Diplomatic Encounter Center and the National Federation of Diplomats and Foreign Consuls in Italy (Fe.N.Co.), in these moments of great apprehension caused by the contagion of the Corona Virus epidemic, are close to the communities of foreign citizens residing in the territories of the "red zones" in the discomfort deriving from the heavy health emergency situation. Associations are close to families and share the concerns of relatives and friends. The Italian institutions are doing their best to contain the contagion and discomfort deriving from it. The Diplomatic Encounter Center and the Fe.N.Co., as reported in the note issued by Emanuele Bettini, president of the C.I.D. - Delegate Fe.N.Co. for the Lombardy provinces and the metropolitan area (in the photo), they are available for any possible form of collaboration with the institutions.

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Is a pharyngitis a symbol of coronavirus?
A pharyngitis are often a symbol of a coronavirus infection, consistent with the planet Health Organisation (WHO).

It is not considered one among the foremost common symptoms, although some people with coronavirus may suffer from it.

Sore throats are usually caused by viruses, like cold or flu, and may cause pain when swallowing, redness within the back of the mouth, a light cough, and make the throat dry and scratchy.

What are the opposite symptoms of coronavirus?
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are a fever, tiredness and a dry cough, consistent with the (WHO).

However, some people can also suffer with the following:

aches and pains
nasal congestion
runny nose
sore throat
These symptoms are usually mild and start gradually.

Around one in six people that contract the virus become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing, and about 80 per cent recover without having any special treatment.

Older people, and people with underlying medic…