The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading slowly throughout the world, making thousands sick and taking hundreds of lives. Dr. Oz recently discussed the coronavirus and why we should be cautious about it but not overly fearful. He also mentioned the one key thing we can do to prevent ourselves from getting it.
The incubation period for the Wuhan coronavirus is a little over 2 weeks, which is twice as long as other coronavirus strains, such as SARS. This means that this virus can spread before the infected person shows symptoms. This makes it very difficult to control, and the usual screening methods only work up to a point.
The good news is that while the Wuhan coronavirus is dangerous, it has a relatively low mortality rate, which seems to be holding steady at about 3%. How to protect yourself? The best thing you can do is wash your hands regularly. We touch our faces thousands of times a day, so washing your hands protects you against viruses on surfaces you touch.