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Novel Coronavirus: School Nurse’ Words

12 Feb, 2020 KDIS News Center 2,270

Recently, there has been an outbreak of pneumonia caused by a Novel Coronavirus. This virus has resulted in more than 45,000 confirmed human infections with 1,116 deaths reported.

This deadly virus is highly contagious spreading from human to human. Initial symptoms are mainly fever with some experiencing coughing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath. Scans on some patients have shown fluid in the lungs consistent with viral pneumonia.

There are 28 confirmed human infections with no death. Also there are no human infections reported in Sejong City. However, it is very important to observe and report any unusual symptoms: Fever, chills, coughing, difficulty in  breathing, chest pain, etc.

“I know that many of you are afraid and concerned about the viral illness that is spreading around the world. Please know that your health is our most important priority and that the school is taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Please pay attention to any notice sent from the school, comply with the school policies and, lastly, utilize available resources around you to monitor your health and prevent further spread of the virus. Let’s get through this challenging period by taking responsibilities and preventive actions together. Thank you for trusting the school and I also trust in all of you!” Mr. Taesub Kim, KDI School Nurse, said.