What you need to know about the novel coronavirus and how to protect yourself
Hand hygiene and general hygiene measures are the most important preventive measures to protect yourself from infection. What else you need to know about the coronavirus, which hygiene measures should be followed for protection against COVID-19 and which disinfectants are effective against the coronavirus can be found here.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
How is the novel coronavirus transmitted?
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is transmissible from person to person. Cases have also been reported to occur in individuals infected by people who have shown only mild or nonspecific symptoms.
The novel coronavirus primarily causes respiratory illness. As with other coronaviruses, transmission is thought to occur via respiratory secretions. The novel coronaviruses have also been found in stool samples from some patients. Whether COVID-19 can also be transmitted fecal-orally has not been clearly established.
Which disinfectants are effective against SARS-CoV-2?
All schülke products for hand, surface and manual instrument disinfection are at least limited virucidal and, therefore, also effective against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
Further information on our products can be found here:
Cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your arm or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Disposing used tissues
Throw away used tissues immediately and disinfect your hands afterwards.
Pay attention to symptoms
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, first seek medical advice from a doctor by phone, describing your symptoms and mentioning any contacts you may have had with sick people. Follow the instructions of your doctor and local health department.