On June 11, 2023 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thira Worathanarat or “Doctor Thira“Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Facebook post about the issue “COVID-19” Stated that the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus
1. Infection in animals
Current data up to 30 May 2023 from SARS-ANI VIS (Figures 1 and 2) found that 34 animal infections were reported from 39 countries around the world.
representing the number of incidents of infection or exposure to infection There were 2143 reported infections/exposures and 632 outbreaks characterized by outbreaks. The mortality rate was around 3%.
2. Studying the nature of COVID-19 virus infection in humans
The results of the research from a team at Imperial College of London, UK. Published in the medical journal The Lancet Microbe on June 9, 2023, it looks at the nature of the original viral infection (Figures 3 and 4).
found that people infected with the virusCOVID-19 It can be spread before symptoms occur. and after the onset of symptoms. However, the amount of virus released after the onset of symptoms is greater than before The virus is most common in the nasal septum. reflected as the primary channel of infection
is very important Viable viruses can be detected from air samples in patient rooms. and from things or the environment in the patient room especially the mask and areas that are frequently picked up
In addition, viral genetic material can be detected from the air, hands, and touch points. In the environment, about 25-29% and about 43% can be found in masks.
The results of this study reflect the importance of self-defense. Be careful of close contact with people who are unwell. Always wash your hands when handling public items. wearing a mask correctly and left the mask in place
- our Thai situation There are many infections
Should live consciously, not carelessly, avoid crowded places. poor ventilation Adjust the environment in the home and workplace to have good ventilation. Install air purifiers and ventilation fans.
Should not share food and belongings with others outside the home. If unwell, should be promptly examined and treated. If infected, should be isolated for at least 7-10 days until no symptoms and repeated ATK test results are negative.
wearing a mask correctly It will greatly reduce the risk.
Viral emissions into the air and environment after SARS-CoV-2 human challenge: a phase 1, open label, first-in-human study. The Lancet Microbe. 9 June 2023.
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